The acclaimed writer of Remainder, which Zadie Smith hailed as “one of the good English novels of the earlier ten years,”gives us his so much spectacularly artistic novel but.
Opening in England on the flip of the 20 th century, C is the tale of a boy named Serge Carrefax, whose father spends his time experimenting with instant verbal exchange whereas working a college for deaf childrens. Serge grows up amid the noise and silence along with his great yet older sister, Sophie: an excessive sibling dating that remains with him as he heads off into an both bothered greater world.
After a fling with a nurse at a Bohemian spa, Serge serves in global battle I as a radio operator for reconnaissance planes. while his airplane is shot down, Serge is taken to a German criminal camp, from which he escapes. again in London, he’s recruited for a venture to Cairo on behalf of the shadowy Empire instant Chain. All of which finally consists of Serge to a fitful—and probably fateful—climax on the backside of an Egyptian tomb . . .
Only a author like Tom McCarthy may perhaps pull off a narrative with this easy old breadth, mental perception, and postmodern originality.
From the Hardcover edition.