Luminarium by Alex Shakar audiobook

Luminarium

By Alex Shakar
Read by Charles Carroll

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792780564

  • ISBN: 9780792781547

  • ISBN: 9780792781554

Runtime: 17.42 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction

A 2011 Washington Post Notable Book for Fiction

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Fiction

A 2011 Booklist Best Book for Fiction

A 2011 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Fiction

A 2011 Book Sense Pick

Fred Brounian and his twin brother, George, were once co-CEOs of a New York City software company devoted to the creation of utopian virtual worlds. Now, in 2006, as two wars rage and the fifth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, George is in a coma, control of the company has been wrenched away by a military contracting conglomerate, and Fred is broke. Near despair, he's led by an attractive woman, Mira, to a neurological study promising "peak" experiences and a newfound spiritual outlook on life. As the study progresses, lines between subject and experimenter blur, and reality becomes increasingly porous. Meanwhile, Fred finds himself caught up in what seems at first a cruel prank: a series of bizarre emails and texts that purport to be from his comatose brother. Moving between the research hospitals of Manhattan, the streets of a meticulously planned Florida city, the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, and the uncanny world of urban disaster simulation; threading through military listserv geek-speak, Hindu cosmology, the maxims of outmoded self-help books, and the latest neuro-scientific breakthroughs, Luminarium is a brilliant exploration of the way we live now, a novel that's as much about the role technology and spirituality play in shaping our reality as it is about the undying bond between brothers, and the redemptive possibilities of love.

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Author

Author Bio: Alex Shakar

Author Bio: Alex Shakar

Alex Shakar’s novel The Savage Girl was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and a Book Sense 76 Pick. His story collection City in Love was selected as an Independent Presses Editors Pick of the Year. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he currently lives in Chicago with his wife, the composer Olivia Block.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 17.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English