Transmission by Hari Kunzru [ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOF] 2004 • Dutton

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Transmission by Hari Kunzru


*Rare Uncorrected Proof [pre-publication] - very cool trade paperback with front and rear panels. 

Book is in very good condition.  Cover shows mild discoloration and some edge wear.  Pages are bright white and read like. 

In a networked world, anything can change in an instant, and sometimes everything does...…

Transmission, Hari Kunzru's new novel of love and lunacy, immigration and immunity, introduces a daydreaming Indian computer geek whose luxurious fantasies about life in America are shaken when he accepts a California job offer.

Lonely and naïve, Arjun Mehta bides his time as a lowly assistant virus tester, pining away for his free-spirited colleague Christine. Despite building digital creatures in a feeble attempt to enhance his job security, Arjun gets laid-off like so many of his Silicon Valley peers. In an act of desperation to keep his job, he releases a mischievous but destructive virus around the globe that has major unintended consequences. As world order unravels, so does Arjun's sanity, in a rollicking cataclysm that reaches Bollywood and, not so coincidentally, the glamorous star of Arjun's favorite Indian movie.

Award-winning novelist Hari Kunzru was hailed as a modern-day Kipling for his best-selling debut, The Impressionist. And now, with his exuberant follow-up, Transmission, Kunzru takes an ultracontemporary turn in a stylish, playful, and wicked exploration of life at the click of a mouse.