"Meatspace is the greatest book on loneliness since The Catcher in the Rye" - Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
Kitab has had a rough few months. His girlfriend left him. He got fired from his job for writing a novel on company time, but the novel didn't sell and now he's burning through his mom's life insurance money. Kitab is reduced to spending all of his time with his brother and roommate Aziz, coming up with ideas for novelty Tumblrs and composing amusing tweets. But now even Aziz has left him, travelling to America to find his online doppelganger.
So what happens when Kitab's only internet namesake turns up on his doorstep and insists that they are meant to be friends?
In a time when we are obsessed with and defined by our online personas, this clever, sharp, and often hilarious novel dares us to question who we are when we're not in cyberspace but in "meatspace," the real world where people actually talk to each other in the flesh.
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|Last Update||2018-05-25 23:21:42PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-26 00:14:29AM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||In a time when everyone is obsessed with and defined by their online personas, this clever and sharp novel by Nikesh Shukla dares readers to question who they actually are when they're not on Facebook but rather face to face. Meatspace is the world of flesh and blood where you're physically present. It's the opposite of cyberspace. Kitab and Aziz are brothers living together in London who are as fully plugged in to the grid as it's possible to be. They obsessively check and update their many channels of connection, are slaves to the hourly updates, and are unable to last an entire conversation without checking their phones for texts, emails and Tweets.|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000468635|Book|Books|Paperback edition.|English|Friday Project, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,|2015.|296 pages ; 20 cm., overdrive:43660045-640a-46d4-a225-0070f1eb9d70|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins Publishers|2014||
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|subject_facet||Social media -- Fiction|
|title_full||Meatspace, Meatspace / Nikesh Shukla|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Literature, Social media|