Remainder

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 13, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
31 Reviews
A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it.

Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions he can’t quite place.

How he goes about bringing his visions to life–and what happens afterward–makes for one of the most riveting, complex, and unusual novels in recent memory.

Remainder is about the secret world each of us harbors within, and what might happen if we were granted the power to make it real.


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User Review  - amydross - LibraryThing

Strange yet plodding and difficult to get through... but I think deliberately so. I knew it would be experimental, I didn't expect it to be so dreary. An unpleasant shock to my literary sensibility, but I'm not sorry I read it. Read full review

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User Review  - JamesMScott - LibraryThing

Unsettling tableau of a damaged psyche, the cause/ injury from a falling object hazily referenced. Through financial manipulation of others, the warped narrator is able to play out his jagged sense of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
19
Section 3
40
Section 4
61
Section 5
77
Section 6
91
Section 7
111
Section 8
135
Section 9
155
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About the author (2007)

Tom McCarthy was born in 1969 and lives in London. He is known for the reports, manifestos, and media interventions he has made as General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network. Remainder is his first novel.


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