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The circle : a novel

Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf ; San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, October 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First edition, fifth printingView all editions and formats
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"When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Romans (teksten)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Eggers
ISBN: 9780385351393 0385351399 9780345808585 0345808584
OCLC Number: 897453768
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Description: 491 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Dave Eggers.

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"When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world--even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. A novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge"--

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