U. is a 'corporate anthropologist' who, while working on a giant, epoch-defining project no one really understands, is also tasked with writing the Great Report on our society.
But instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions.
Is there a secret logic holding all these images together?
Once cracked, will it unlock the master-meaning of our era?
Might it have something to do with the dead parachutists in the news?
Perhaps; perhaps not.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 24/03/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099546993