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Satin Island

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, 2015

Meet U. - a talented and uneasy figure currently pimping his skills to an elite consultancy in contemporary London. His employers advise everyone from big businesses to governments, and, to this end, expect their 'corporate anthropologist' to help decode and manipulate the world around them - all the more so now that a giant, epoch-defining project is in the offing.

Instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions, zombie parades.

Is there, U. wonders, a secret logic holding all these images together - a codex that, once cracked, will unlock the master meaning of our age? Might it have something to do with South Pacific cargo cults or the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not.

As U. oscillates between the visionary and the vague, brilliance and bullshit, Satin Island emerges, an impassioned and exquisite novel for our disjointed times.

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March 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Satin Island
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
ISBN: 0-224-09019-4 / 978-0-224-09019-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Satin Island: A novel
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
ISBN: 0-307-59395-9 / 978-0-307-59395-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Satin Island
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
ISBN: 0-09-954699-X / 978-0-09-954699-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Satin Island (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
ISBN: 0-307-73962-7 / 978-0-307-73962-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Satin Island
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
ISBN: 0-224-09934-5 / 978-0-224-09934-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Satin Island
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks (UK)
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Satin Island
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks (UK)
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Satin Island
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Satin Island
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Satin Island
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Satin Island
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
ISBN: 1-4906-5886-6 / 978-1-4906-5886-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Satin Island
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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February 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Satin Island: A novel
Author(s): Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage
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