LONGLISTED 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award "The Circle" is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of"A Hologram for the King, "a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world s most powerful internet company, she feels she s been given the opportunity of ...
LONGLISTED 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award "The Circle" is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of"A Hologram for the King, "a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world s most powerful internet company, she feels she s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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Publishers Weekly, 2013-11-25 When 20-something Mae Holland is recruited to work at the Circle, a sort of social network on steroids that consolidates its users' various online identities (personal e-mail, social media, financial services), she's thrilled at the company's grand modernity and cutting-edge aesthetic. She delights in the Circle's exuberance and the grand fetes it throws. But as her role in the company becomes increasingly public, she becomes increasingly wary of the Circle's role in the lives of Americans. An encounter with Kalden, a shadowy figure who issues ominous pronouncements about the Circle's contribution to a dystopia, further dampens Mae's enthusiasm. Dion Graham provides inventive narration in this audio edition-capturing Mae's breathless enthusiasm at landing the job. Graham also cleanly differentiates between characters, and provides them with simple but unique voices. Despite the longtime audio partnership between Graham and Eggers-the former read A Hologram for the King and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius-the narrator seems an odd choice for this title given its female protagonist. Graham has a deep, masculine voice-and at times it can be incongruous to hear him approximate the gasps and anxieties of a young woman. A Knopf hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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