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theMystery.doc

theMystery.doc

Thirteen years in the making, theMystery.doc is a 1700-page shapeshifting novel that is unlike any book that has ever been published before.
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ISBN/EAN9781611856200
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Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Pub. Date: September 27 2017
Author: McIntosh, Matt
Format: Hardback
Pages:1664
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Rooted in the western United States in the decade post-9/11, theMystery.doc follows a young writer and his wife as he attempts to write his second book, a national epic he hopes will last forever, and as he searches for a form that will express the world as it has become, revealing the interconnectedness of all our lives. Pop-up ads, internet search results, spam, lines of code, frames of film and television mix with canonical works of literature, alchemical manuscripts, transcripts of personal conversations, and the story of a man who wakes up one morning not knowing who he is, a blank document called themystery.doc newly appeared on his computer. Part love story, part prose poem, part documentary, part existential whodunit, part future-fiction, part Bildungsroman, part memoir, theMystery.doc is about the quest to find something lasting in a world where everything is in danger of slipping away. Love, loss, birth, death, technology, terrorism and the American Dream come together to form a great symphonic work that dazzles in both its structure and in its deep emotional resonance.
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