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Author Kunzru, Hari, 1969- author.

Title Red pill : a novel / Hari Kunzru.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Fiction - BYLY-14  FIC KUN    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL NEW Material - DKLY-12  FIC KUN    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  NEW FIC KUN    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction NEW - NLBB-1  KUN    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Unknown    ON-ORDER
 North Suburban Roscoe Unknown    ON-ORDER
 Seneca PL Adult Fiction NEW - SEBB-3  FIC KUNZRU    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor NEW Books - SYLY-12  FIC KUN    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for North Suburban Loves Park - NSLY-11 on 07-14-2020.
1 copy ordered for North Suburban Roscoe - NSRY-11 on 07-14-2020.
Edition First edition.
Description 283 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "After receiving a prestigious writing fellowship in Germany, the narrator of Red Pill arrives in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee and struggles to accomplish anything at all. Instead of working on the book he has proposed to write, he takes long walks and binge-watches "Blue Lives"--a violent cop show that becomes weirdly compelling in its bleak, Darwinian view of life--and soon begins to wonder if his writing has any value at all. Wannsee is a place full of ghosts: across the lake the narrator can see the villa where the Nazis planned the Final Solution, and in his walks he passes the grave of the Romantic writer Heinrich von Kleist, who killed himself after deciding that "no happiness was possible here on earth." When some friends drag him to a party where he meets Anton, the creator of "Blue Lives," the narrator begins to believe that the two of them are involved in a cosmic battle, and that Anton is "red-pilling" his viewers--turning them towards an ugly, alt-rightish worldview--ultimately forcing the narrator to wonder if he is losing his mind"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Authors -- Fiction.
Television cop shows -- Fiction.
Political culture -- Fiction.
Polarization (Social sciences) -- Fiction.
Television programs -- Influence -- Fiction.
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- Fiction.
Television and politics -- Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
ISBN 9780451493712 (hardcover)
0451493710 (hardcover)

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