An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel

Penguin Random House Audio
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In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green--the co-creator of DFTBA.com and Nerdfighter.com--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who finds herself a sudden celebrity in the center of the international spotlight and realizes that she is part of something bigger than anyone could possibly imagine.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at 3 AM in the morning, twenty-something April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten foot tall transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April asks her friend Andy to take a video with her in front of it, which he uploads to YouTube. The next day she wakes up and the video is viral. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world, popping up everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires, and April, as their first documentarian, is immediately thrust into an international media spotlight.

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, on her identity, and on her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the frontlines of the quest to find out not just what The Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing also grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and idolation spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.
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Penguin Random House Audio
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Published on
Sep 25, 2018
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ISBN
9780525641797
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
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