C

Author: Tom McCarthy
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General Fields

  • : $19.95(AUD)
  • : 9780099547020
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : July 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : 24.99
  • : October 2011
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom McCarthy
  • : 320
  • : Paperback
Barcode 9780099547020
9780099547020

Description

C follows the short, intense life of Serge Carrefax, a man who - as his name suggests - surges into the electric modernity of the early twentieth century, transfixed by the technologies that will obliterate him. Born to the sound of one of the very earliest experimental wireless stations, Serge finds himself steeped in a weird world of transmissions, whose very air seems filled with cryptic and poetic signals of all kinds. When personal loss strikes him in his adolescence, this world takes on a darker and more morbid aspect. What follows is a stunning tour de force in which the eerily idyllic settings of pre-war Europe give way to the exhilarating flight-paths of the frontline aeroplane radio operator, then the prison camps of Germany, the drug-fuelled London of the roaring twenties and, finally, the ancient tombs of Egypt.