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Author: Tom McCarthy
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth century, C is the story of a boy named Serge Carrefax, whose father spends his time experimenting with wireless communication while running a school for deaf children. Serge grows up amid the noise and silence with his brilliant but troubled older sister, Sophie: an intense sibling relationship that stays with him as he heads off into an equally troubled larger world.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Epic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom McCarthy
ISBN: 0307593339 9780307593337
OCLC Number: 491896256
Notes: "A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: 310 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Tom McCarthy.

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"Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth century, C is the story of a boy named Serge Carrefax, whose father spends his time experimenting with wireless communication while running a school for deaf children. Serge grows up amid the noise and silence with his brilliant but troubled older sister, Sophie: an intense sibling relationship that stays with him as he heads off into an equally troubled larger world. After a fling with a nurse at a Bohemian spa, Serge serves in World War I as a radio operator for reconnaissance planes. When his plane is shot down, Serge is taken to a German prison camp, from which he escapes. Back in London, he's recruited for a mission to Cairo on behalf of the shadowy Empire Wireless Chain. All of which eventually carries Serge to a fitful, and perhaps fateful, climax at the bottom of an Egyptian tomb ..."--Jacket.

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