- Publish Date: 2011-09-06
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Tom McCarthy
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Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth century, C is the story of Serge Carrefax, whose father experiments with wireless communication while running a school for deaf children. Serge grows up amid the noise and silence with his brilliant but troubled older sister, Sophie: an intense sibling relationship that haunts him as he heads off into an equally troubled larger world. As Serge goes from a Bohemian spa to the skies of World War I, and from a German prison camp into the tombs of Egypt, we follow his life through the tumultuous course of the nascent modern era. Tom McCarthyacclaimed author of Remainderhas created a truly singular character, and a world that sparkles with historical breadth and postmodern originality.