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Machines Like Me

Ian McEwan


Nan A. Talese

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Science fiction;
Research & information: general


352 pages

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New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Machines Like Me takes place in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first synthetic humans and--with Miranda's help--he designs Adam's personality. The near-perfect human that emerges is beautiful, strong, and clever. It isn't long before a love triangle soon forms, and these three beings confront a profound moral dilemma.

In his subversive new novel, Ian McEwan asks whether a machine can understand the human heart--or whether we are the ones who lack understanding.

By:   Ian McEwan
Imprint:   Nan A. Talese
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   522g
ISBN:   9780385545112
ISBN 10:   0385545118
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

IAN McEWAN is the bestselling author of seventeen books, including the novels Nutshell; The Children Act; Sweet Tooth; Solar, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; On Chesil Beach; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both short-listed for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets.

Thought provoking . . . consistently surprising . . . an intriguing novel about humans, machines, and what constitutes a self. --Publishers Weekly McEwan brings humor and considerable ethical rumination to a cautionary tale about artificial intelligence. --Kirkus

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