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The Weight of Numbers

(2006)
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The Weight of Numbers describes the metamorphosis of three people: Anthony Burden, a mathematical genius destroyed by the beauty of numbers; Saul Cogan, transformed from prankster idealist to trafficker in the poor and dispossessed; and Stacey Chavez, ex-teenage celebrity and mediocre performance artist, hungry for fame and starved of love. All are haunted by Nick Jinks, a malevolent curse of a man who seems to be everywhere at once. As a grid of connections emerge between a dusty philosophical society in London and an African revolution, between international container shipping and celebrity-hosted exposés on the problems of the Third World—this novel sends the specters of the Baby Boom's liberal revolutions floating into the unreal estate of globalization and media overload—with a deadly payoff. The Weight of Numbers is an artful and deadly novel that traces the secret histories and paranoid fantasies of our culture into a future globalized in ways both liberating and hideous, full of information and empty of meaning. Simon Ings has delivered a storytelling tour de force that will alter some of your most cherished beliefs.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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July 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Weight Of Numbers
Author(s): Simon Ings
ISBN: 0-00-200771-1 / 978-0-00-200771-9 (UK edition)
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Weight of Numbers
Author(s): Simon Ings
ISBN: 0-8021-7030-7 / 978-0-8021-7030-9 (USA edition)
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Title: The Weight of Numbers
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Weight of Numbers
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ISBN: 1-84354-463-6 / 978-1-84354-463-0 (UK edition)
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July 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Weight of Numbers
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Title: The Weight of Numbers
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