Remainder

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 13, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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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a good first novel

User Review  - deezy - Borders

An intriguing work of fiction. Basically, it's about a guy who loses his memory in a freak accident and receives a large settlement which he uses to recreate arbitrary scenes of his life. The book ... Read full review

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So slow and boring. At first, the turtle-like progression seemed to match what was happening with the character, but the book seems to go nowhere and take it's time about it. I think I am going on the third year without having finished it.

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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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