An absolutely remarkable thing: A Novel

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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Entertainment Weekly 's 20 New Books to Read in September Nylon 's 12 Great New Books To Read This September Newsweek 's Best Books to Read in September 2018 Library Journal 's Best Debut Novels of 2018 BookPage 's Most Anticipated Fall 2018 Fiction In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green-- cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow -- spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.
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display_description "Coming home from work at three AM, twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are 'Carls' in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight"--
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Fame -- Fiction, Internet videos -- Fiction, Large type books, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Science fiction, Sculpture -- Fiction, Social media -- Fiction, Sound recording, Young adult audiobooks
title_display An absolutely remarkable thing : a novel
title_full An Absolutely Remarkable Thing A Novel, An absolutely remarkable thing : a novel / Hank Green, An absolutely remarkable thing [compact disc] : a novel / Hank Green, An absolutely remarkable thing [large print] / Hank Green
title_short An absolutely remarkable thing :
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fame, Fantasy, Fiction, Internet videos, Literature, Science Fiction, Sculpture, Social media