ISBN 9780099538196,Player One

Player One

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ISBN 9780099538196
Publisher

Random House

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780099538196

ISBN-10 0099538199
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

General & literary fiction

A real-time five-hour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. Five disparate people are trapped inside: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport lounge bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool Hitchcock blonde incapable of true human contact; and finally a mysterious voice known as Player One. Slowly, each reveals the truth about themselves while the world as they know it comes to an end.

In the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and J. G. Ballard, Coupland explores the modern crises of time, human identity, society, religion and the afterlife. The book asks as many questions as it answers and readers will leave the story with no doubt that we are in a new phase of existence as a species -- and that there is no turning back.
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