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The candy house: a novel
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New York : Scribner, 2022.
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Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
334 pages ; 24 cm
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Description
Longlisted for the 2023 Carnegie Medal for Excellence
Selected as One of Barack Obama’s Summer 2022 Reading List Picks!

*Named a Best Book of 2022 So Far by The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR, Oprah Daily, Real Simple, Time, Vogue, and Vulture! * Named a Best Book of 2022 by Publishers Weekly! *

“A compelling read that showcases Egan’s masterful storytelling.” —Time
“Dazzling.” —Vogue
“Radiant, exhilarating.” —Slate
“Mesmerizing…A thought-provoking examination of how and why we change.” —People


From one of the most celebrated writers of our time comes an “inventive, effervescent” (Oprah Daily) novel about the memory and quest for authenticity and human connection.

The Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton, whose company, Mandala, is so successful that he is “one of those tech demi-gods with whom we’re all on a first name basis.” Bix is forty, with four kids, restless, and desperate for a new idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or “externalizing” memory. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, “Own Your Unconscious”—which allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share your memories in exchange for access to the memories of others—has seduced multitudes.

In the world of Egan’s spectacular imagination, there are “counters” who track and exploit desires and there are “eluders,” those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of narrative styles—from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter, and a chapter of tweets. Intellectually dazzling, The Candy House is also a moving testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for connection, family, privacy, and love.

“A beautiful exploration of loss, memory, and history” (San Francisco Chronicle), “this is minimalist maximalism. It’s as if Egan compressed a big 19th-century novel onto a flash drive” (The New York Times).
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It's 2010. Bix is 40, with four kids, restless, desperate for a new idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or "externalizing" memory. It's 2010. Within a decade, Bix's new technology, "Own Your Unconscious"-that allows you access to every memory you've ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others-has seduced multitudes. But not everyone. In spellbinding interlocking narratives, Egan spins out the consequences of Own Your Unconscious through the lives of multiple characters whose paths intersect over several decades. Intellectually dazzling, The Candy House is also extraordinarily moving, a testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for real connection, love, family, privacy and redemption. In the world of Egan's spectacular imagination, there are "counters" who track and exploit desires and there are "eluders," those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of narrative styles"-- , Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Egan, J. (2022). The candy house: a novel. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York, Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Egan, Jennifer. 2022. The Candy House: A Novel. New York, Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Egan, Jennifer, The Candy House: A Novel. New York, Scribner, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Egan, Jennifer. The Candy House: A Novel. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York, Scribner, 2022.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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