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The Resource The circle : a novel, Dave Eggers

The circle : a novel, Dave Eggers

Label
The circle : a novel
Title
The circle
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dave Eggers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Run out of a sprawling California campus, the company links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world, even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. -- Provided by publisher
Summary
Hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful Internet company, Mae Holland begins to questions her luck as life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, and her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10231417
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eggers, Dave
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3605.G48
LC item number
C57 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet industry
  • Memory
  • Privacy
  • Social media
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Technological
Target audience
adult
Label
The circle : a novel, Dave Eggers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20099992
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
491 pages
Isbn
9780385351393
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn856053194
  • (OCoLC)856053194
Label
The circle : a novel, Dave Eggers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20099992
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
491 pages
Isbn
9780385351393
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn856053194
  • (OCoLC)856053194

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