An epic adventure, entwining twentieth-century science and technology into the bizarrely linked stories of three characters and a space dog.
Funny, complex, readable, moving – Habitus is a first novel of extraordinary scope and achievement.
With lightly worn erudtion and a natural gift for storytelling, James Flint entwines the troubled lives of Joel, Hasidic Jew and mathematical genius; Judd, misfit Hollywood gambler and victim of psychoanalysis; and Jennifer, precocious schoolgirl.
Through their bizarrely linked searches for meaning in a cacophonous late twentieth-century universe, Flint shows the development of the ‘digital revolution’ over the past 50 years and its effect on humanity. Ultimately, Habitus offers a philosophical vision of our relationship with the machines we create as well as with the history which created us.
’Alongside perhaps only Richard Powers, Flint has managed to find an enthralling fictional world in the contemporary technological maze.’ Time OutKlappentext:
This magnificent novel entwines the history of science into the bizarrely linked stories of three people and the first dog in space. Joel, Hasidic maths genius; Judd, Hollywood misfit and obsessive gambler; and Jennifer, precocious Stratford schoolgirl, are all struggling to make sense of their terrestrial existence. Meanwhile, Laika orbits the earth, monitoring the unpredictable and extraordinary ways in which their lives intersect.
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Buchbeschreibung Fourth Estate, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Near Fine. | B Format (Approx. 5¼" x 7¾"). | For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Artikel-Nr. 155832