Little Eyes: A Novel

Little Eyes: A Novel

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Author: Schweblin, Samanta

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 256

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Release Date: 05-05-2020

Details: Product Description LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE"Her most unsettling work yet — and her most realistic." --New York TimesA visionary novel about our interconnected present, about the collision of horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale. They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of in Sierra Leone, town squares in Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Indiana. They're everywhere. They're here. They're us. They're not pets, or ghosts, or robots. They're real people, but how can a person living in Berlin walk freely through the living room of someone in Sydney? How can someone in Bangkok have breakfast with your children in Buenos Aires, without your knowing? Especially when these people are completely anonymous, unknown, unfindable. The characters in Samanta Schweblin's brilliant new novel, Little Eyes, reveal the beauty of connection between far-flung souls--but yet they also expose the ugly side of our increasingly linked world. Trusting strangers can lead to unexpected love, playful encounters, and marvelous adventure, butbut what happens when it can also pave the way for unimaginable terror? This is a story that is already happening; it's familiar and unsettling because it's our present and we're living it, we just don't know it yet. In this prophecy of a story, Schweblin creates a dark and complex world that's somehow so sensible, so recognizable, that once it's entered, no one can ever leave. Review Praise for Little Eyes “The Argentine literary sensation—whose work is weird, wondrous, and wise—leads a vanguard of Latin American writers forging their own 21st-century canon.... Samanta Schweblin has perfected the art of pithy literary creepiness, crafting modern fables that tingle the spine and the brain. Her latest book, Little Eyes, distills her uncanny ability to unnerve. Think of it as Black Mirror by way of Shirley Jackson.” – O, the Oprah magazine Samanta Schweblin’s writing straddles the unsettling border between the real and the surreal.... Her latest novel, Little Eyes, may be her most unsettling work yet — and her most realistic. Its dystopian premise is eerily plausible." – New York Times “A timely meditation on humanity and technology.” – Harper’s Bazaar "Samanta Schweblin is not a science fiction writer. Which is probably one of the reasons why Little Eyes, her new novel reads like such great science fiction.... you can't stop watching. Even when you want to — even when Schweblin shatters your trust and twists the knife as Little Eyes reaches its absolutely gutting, absolutely haunting conclusions — you just can't look away." –NPR "Ingenious... Like Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, Little Eyes has much to say about connection and empathy in a globalised world. On a personal level, its investigation into solitude and online experience becomes only more poignant in a global lockdown." – The Guardian" Little Eyes explores, in a seamless translation by Megan McDowell, the intrusion of technology on privacy and its effects on interpersonal connections." – Financial Times “Drawn in quotidian elegance, the novel is a string of nonstop, colorful vignettes… If Schweblin’s sci-fi thriller Fever Dream made sleep difficult, Little Eyes raises the unease quotient. The book seems to watch viewers creepily as it unfolds.” – BookPage Magazine “This brilliant and disturbing book resembles Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale in how it speculates…Schweblin unspools a disquieting portrait of the dark sides of connectivity and the kinds of animalistic cyborgs it can make of us, as we walk through barriers that even spirits cannot cross.” – Literary Hub "This book gives us a harrowing glimpse of the near future in the age of voyeurism…Schweblin unnervingly illustrates the dark side of technology and connectivity.” –Tor.com “A nuanced exploration of anonymous connection and distant intimacy in our heavily accessible yet increasingly isolated lives...Capacious, to

EAN: 9780525541363

Package Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English