Tom McCarthy’s strange and elusive vision of a Kafkaesque world in contemporary London, where a company man begins to think for himself…

U is employed as a corporate anthropologist. The company expect him to help decode and manipulate the world around them. But U has other ideas. As he meanders through an endless bombardment of information and images - African traffic jams, roller-blade processions, zombie parades - U begins to wonder. Is there, perhaps, a secret logic holding all this stuff together - a codex that, once cracked, will unlock the master-meaning of our age?
The Man Booker Prize 2015
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Jonathan Cape
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Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy

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Tom McCarthy's work has been translated into more than 20 languages and adapted for cinema, theatre and radio.
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