Tom McCarthy: Satin Island

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Tom McCarthy's Satin Island (Vintage Contemporaries) features a protagonist who, as his company's corporate anthropologist, has been given the enormous task of compiling a report summing up the modern era. The book is the perfect vehicle for McCarthy to dive into his fascination with bureaucracy and the avant-garde – reflected in the committees and subcommittees that consume his main character's life. 

Read an excerpt from Satin Island.