Nick Harkaway, author of the widely-acclaimed novels The Gone-Away World, Angelmaker, and Tigerman, launches his virtuosic new novel set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state – equal parts dark comedy, detective story, and philosophical puzzle. In the world of Gnomon, every action is seen, every word is recorded, and the System has access to its citizens’ thoughts and memories – all in the name of providing the safest and most transparent society in history. But when a suspected dissident dies in government custody, one trusted state inspector finds herself in the depths of a panoramic neural mystery – whose consequences have the power to reverberate throughout the world. Captivating and irreverent, Gnomon pierces through the strata of reality and consciousness, and illuminates how to set a mind free. Harkaway launches his latest novel at Greenlight in conversation with Jenn Northington of Book Riot, followed by a wine reception.
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