Crosstalk

Title
Crosstalk

Author
Willis, Connie.

Edition
First U.S. edition.

Publication Information
New York : Del Rey, [2016]
 
©2016

ISBN
9780345540676

Physical Description
498 pages ; 25 cm

Language
English

General Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom [in 2016] by Gollancz, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group, London"--Title-page verso.

Abstract
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.

Subject Term
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
 
Communication -- Social aspects -- Fiction.
 
Telepathy -- Fiction.
 
Privacy, Right of -- Fiction.

Genre
Science fiction.


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberCopiesItem NotesStatus
Jerome Public LibraryBookSF WIL1Science Fiction Collection
Prescott Public LibraryBookWILLIS, CONNIE1Fiction Books
Sedona Public LibraryBookSFFANTASY WILLIS, C.1.SOURCE. BT 10-10-16Science Fiction/Fantasy Collection