The Word Exchange
A NoveleBook - 2014-04-08
A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange is a fresh, stylized, and decidedly original debut about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word.In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted "death of print" has become a near reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are a thingessentially things of the past, as we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes that not only keep us in constant communication but have become so intuitive as to hail order us cabsfood before we leave our offices, order takeout at the first growl of a even know we're hungry stomach,, change traffic lights and interface with home appliances--even create and sell language itself in a marketplace called the Word Exchange.Anana Johnson works with her father, Doug, at the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL), where Doug is hard at work on the final edition that will ever...
Publisher: New York :, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group,, 2014-04-08.
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