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Author Adam, Levin.

Title Bubblegum [Overdrive electronic resource] : A novel. Levin Adam.

Imprint 2020.
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Summary "Adam Levin is one of our wildest writers and our funniest, and Bubblegum is a dazzling accomplishment of wit and inventiveness." —GEORGE SAUNDERS "Levin's brains may have earned him a cult...but here he swells to a democratic reach. Give him a try sometime. His gate's wide open." Garth Risk Hallberg, The New York Times Book Review The astonishing new novel by the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award-winning author of The Instructions. Bubblegum is set in an alternate present-day world in which the Internet does not exist, and has never existed. Rather, a wholly different species of interactive technology—a "flesh-and-bone robot" called the Curio—has dominated both the market and the cultural imagination since the late 1980s. Belt Magnet, who as a boy in greater Chicago became one of the lucky first adopters of a Curio, is now writing his memoir, and through it we follow a singular man out of sync with the harsh realities of a world he feels alien to, but must find a way to live in. At age thirty-eight, still living at home with his widowed father, Belt insulates himself from the awful and terrifying world outside by spending most of his time with books, his beloved Curio, and the voices in his head, which he isn't entirely sure are in his head. After Belt's father goes on a fishing excursion, a simple trip to the bank escalates into an epic saga that eventually forces Belt to confront the world he fears, as well as his estranged childhood friend Jonboat, the celebrity astronaut and billionaire. In Bubblegum, Adam Levin has crafted a profoundly hilarious, resonant, and monumental narrative about heartbreak, longing, art, and the search for belonging in an incompatible world. Bubblegum is a rare masterwork of provocative social (and self-) awareness and intimate emotional power.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : Doubleday, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6027 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject Fiction.
Fantasy.
Literature.
Science Fiction.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Original 9780385544962
ISBN 9780385544979 (electronic bk)
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