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Gnomon : a novel / Nick Harkaway.

Author / Creator Harkaway, Nick, 1972- author.
Edition First American edition.
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Description 661 pages ; 25 cm
Language English
Subject FICTION / Thrillers.
FICTION / Science Fiction / General.
Government investigators -- Fiction.
Government, Resistance to -- Fiction.
Telepathy -- Fiction.
Government investigators.
Government, Resistance to.
Black humor (Literature)
Science fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Science fiction.
Black humor.
Black humor.
Dystopian fiction.
Science fiction.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 9781524732080
Summary "From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, a virtuosic new novel and his most ambitious book yet--equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle--set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state. In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events that Hunter gave life to in order to forestall the investigation: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter--and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world. Gnomon is a dazzling, panoramic achievement from one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction"--

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