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The Resource Crosstalk, Connie Willis

Crosstalk, Connie Willis

Label
Crosstalk
Title
Crosstalk
Statement of responsibility
Connie Willis
Title variation
Cross talk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P. G. Wodehouse in Crosstalk--a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology, and twenty-four-hour availability to hilarious and chilling extremes as one young woman abruptly finds herself with way more connectivity than she ever desired. In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal--to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don't quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely--in a way far beyond what she signed up for. It is almost more than she can handle--especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that's only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize love--and communication--are far more complicated than she ever imagined. Praise for Connie Willis "A novelist who can plot like Agatha Christie and whose books possess a bounce and stylishness that Preston Sturges might envy."--The Washington Post "If anyone can be named 'best science fiction writer of the age,' it's Connie Willis."--Analog "One of America's finest writers. Willis can tell a story so packed with thrills, comedy, drama and a bit of red herring that the result is apt to satisfy the most discriminating, and hungry, reader."--The Denver Post "Willis can tell a story like no other. One of her specialties is sparkling, rapid-fire dialogue; another, suspenseful plotting; and yet another, dramatic scenes so fierce that they burn like after-images in the reader's memory."--The Village Voice
  • "One of science fiction's premiere humorists turns her eagle eye to the crushing societal implications of telepathy. In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only...the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems"--
Summary
Crosstalk is the perfect romantic comedy for the digital age. Briddey works for a cell phone provider that is constantly searching for the next great way to help people “connect” – nevermind that she is already inundated by calls, texts, social media, and unannounced visits from her colleagues, friends, and nosy family. When she undergoes a procedure to telepathically sense the emotions of her seemingly perfect boyfriend, things go awry and she ends up connected to the wrong person. A perfect screwball comedy from a master writer! -- Patricia Kline-Millard for LibraryReads
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523664
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Crosstalk, Connie Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
908175844
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First U.S. edition.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9780345540676
Lccn
2016022953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908175844
Label
Crosstalk, Connie Willis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
908175844
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First U.S. edition.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9780345540676
Lccn
2016022953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908175844

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