23 Apr 2022

Jennifer Egan: sharing your unconscious in The Candy House

From Saturday Morning, 9:05 am on 23 April 2022

American writer Jennifer Egan has described her new novel The Candy House as the sibling to her 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad. 

In the book, restless ‘tech demi-God’ Bix Bouton has developed a successful new technology called ‘Own Your Unconscious’. It allows you to access every memory you’ve ever had, and the ability to share them in exchange for access to the memories of others. Naturally the technology is a hit, but it has consequences.

Egan is the author of six previous books of fiction and her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine

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