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Transmission
by Hari Kunzru

Published: 2005-01-25
Paperback : 288 pages
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In Transmission, award-winning writer Hari Kunzru takes an ultra-contemporary turn with the story of an Indian computer programmer whose luxurious fantasies about life in America are shaken when he accepts a California job offer.

Lonely and naÔve, Arjun spends his days as a lowly ...

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(In Transmission, award-winning writer Hari Kunzru takes an ultra-contemporary turn with the story of an Indian computer programmer whose luxurious fantasies about life in America are shaken when he accepts a California job offer.

Lonely and naÔve, Arjun spends his days as a lowly assistant virus- tester, pining away for his free-spirited colleague Christine. Arjun gets laid off like so many of his Silicon Valley peers, and in an act of desperation to keep his job, he releases a mischievous but destructive virus around the globe that has major unintended consequences. As world order unravels, so does Arjunís sanity, in a rollicking cataclysm that reaches Bollywood and, not so coincidentally, the glamorous star of Arjunís favorite Indian movie.

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