Satin Island

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Satin Island
Satin Island.jpg
AuthorTom McCarthy
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
PublisherKnopf (2015)
Vintage (2016)
Publication date
2015
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages208
ISBN978-0-224-09019-3

Satin Island is a 2015 novel written by Tom McCarthy.[1] It is McCarthy's fourth novel and fifth book.[2]

Plot[edit]

The novel follows a protagonist, "U.", an employee of "the Company" which is a consulting firm. U is a former anthropologist who now applies his skills to cases handled by the Company.

Reception[edit]

The novel was well received.[3][4][5][6] Duncan White, writing for The Telegraph, praised the novel's conclusion, saying it "...provokes and beguiles and, at the point of revelation, it withholds".[7]

It has been included on the shortlist of the 2015 Man Booker Prize.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mewshaw, Marc (18 February 2015). "In Satin Island, an Effort to Map Humanity Goes Awry". The Atlantic. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ LaGambina, Greg (16 February 2015). "Satin Island plays with genre on slippery ground". AV Club. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  3. ^ White, Duncan (28 February 2015). "Satin Island by Tom McCarthy, review: 'induces mania'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ LaGambina, Greg (16 February 2015). "Satin Island plays with genre on slippery ground". AV Club. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  5. ^ Ruland, Jim (13 February 2015). "Review: 'Satin Island' keeps protagonist and readers guessing - LA Times". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  6. ^ Collins-Hughes, Laura (24 February 2015). "'Satin Island' by Tom McCarthy". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  7. ^ White, Duncan (28 February 2015). "Satin Island by Tom McCarthy, review: 'induces mania'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Pulitzer winner makes Booker Prize shortlist". BBC News. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.