The Word Exchange
A NovelBook - 2014
A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age. In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted "death of print" has become a reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are a thing of the past, as we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes . Doug is a staunchly anti-Meme intellectual who fondly remembers the days when people used email to communicate--or even actually spoke to one another for that matter. One evening, Doug disappears leaving a single written clue: ALICE. It's a code word he and his daughter, Anana, devised to signal if one of them ever fell into harm's way. And thus begins Anana's journey down the proverbial rabbit hole.
Publisher: Toronto : Bond Street Books, c2014.
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 25 cm.