The Resource Gnomon., Nick Harkaway

Gnomon., Nick Harkaway

Label
Gnomon.
Title
Gnomon.
Statement of responsibility
Nick Harkaway
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman comes a virtuosic new novel set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state that is equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle.In the world of Gnomon, citizens are constantly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of 'transparency.' Every action is seen, every word is recorded, and the System has access to its citizens' thoughts and memories—all in the name of providing the safest society in history.When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody, it marks the first time a citizen has been killed during an interrogation. The System doesn't make mistakes, but something isn't right about the circumstances surrounding Hunter's death. Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector and a true believer in the System, is assigned to find out what went wrong. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, what she finds isn't Hunter but rather a panorama of characters within Hunter's psyche: 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, and a sociopathic disembodied intelligence from the distant future. Embedded in the memories of these impossible lives lies a code which Neith must decipher to find out what Hunter is hiding. The staggering consequences of what she finds will reverberate throughout the world.A dazzling, panoramic achievement, and Nick Harkaway's most brilliant work to date, Gnomon is peerless and profound, captivating and irreverent, as it pierces through strata of reality and consciousness and illuminates how to set a mind free. It is a truly accomplished novel from a mind possessing a matchless wit infused with a deep humanity
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Harkaway, Nick
PerformerNote
Narrator: Ben Onwukwe
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Onwukwe, Ben
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  • Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Thriller
Label
Gnomon., Nick Harkaway
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0003948945
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (29 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984833761
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
4AF2FD4A-2B27-4D63-A326-98FDB010102F
System details
Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 817786 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Gnomon., Nick Harkaway
Link
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0003948945
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (29 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984833761
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
4AF2FD4A-2B27-4D63-A326-98FDB010102F
System details
Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 817786 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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