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The Resource Little eyes, Samanta Schweblin ; translated by Megan McDowell

Little eyes, Samanta Schweblin ; translated by Megan McDowell

Label
Little eyes
Title
Little eyes
Statement of responsibility
Samanta Schweblin ; translated by Megan McDowell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A visionary novel about the collision of technology and play, horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale. They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Senegal, town squares of Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Ohio. They're following you. They're everywhere now. They're us. In Samanta Schweblin's wildly imaginative new novel, Little Eyes, "kentukis" have gone viral across the globe. They're little mechanical stuffed animals that have cameras for eyes, wheels for feet, and are connected to an anonymous global server. Owners of kentukis have the eyes of a stranger in their home and a cute squeaking pet following them; or you can be the kentuki and voyeuristically spend time in someone else's life, controlling the creature with a few keystrokes. Through kentukis, a jaded Croatian hustler stumbles into a massive criminal enterprise and saves a life in Brazil, a lonely old woman in Peru becomes fascinated with a young woman and her louche lover in Germany, and a kid with no mother in Antigua finds a new virtual family and experiences snow for the first time in Norway. These creatures can reveal the beauty of connection between farflung souls - but they also expose the ugly humanity of our increasingly linked world. Trusting strangers can lead to unexpected love and marvelous adventure, but what happens when the kentukis pave the way for unimaginable terror?"--
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2021.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10882227
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schweblin, Samanta
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.29.C5388
LC item number
K4613 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McDowell, Megan
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virtual pets
  • Long-distance relationships
  • Technology
  • Voyeurism
Target audience
adult
Label
Little eyes, Samanta Schweblin ; translated by Megan McDowell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
English language copyright ©2020 by Megan McDowell. Originally published in Spanish and in somewhat different form, as "Kentukis" by Literatura Random House in 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780525541363
Lccn
2019042368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1125278242
  • (OCoLC)1125278242
Label
Little eyes, Samanta Schweblin ; translated by Megan McDowell
Publication
Copyright
Note
English language copyright ©2020 by Megan McDowell. Originally published in Spanish and in somewhat different form, as "Kentukis" by Literatura Random House in 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780525541363
Lccn
2019042368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1125278242
  • (OCoLC)1125278242

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