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A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it.

Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions he can't quite place.

How he goes about bringing his visions to life-and what happens afterward-makes for one of the most riveting, complex, and unusual novels in recent memory.

Remainder is about the secret world each of us harbors within, and what might happen if we were granted the power to make it real.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780307278357
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 21 cm.


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In this strange novel, an unnamed man receives a huge settlement after being involved in an odd accident. However, as he recovers, he has a strong sense of inauthenticity. In order to get a grasp on truth, he uses his new wealth to obsessively create re-enactments of scenes he either remembers or... Read More »

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Nov 23, 2014

Man receives large settlement after being hit by random detritus from passing aircraft and then proceeds to use this windfall to attempt to recreate moments of deja vu or glimpses of alternate reality? It is never quite clear... A book unlike no other that for some reason I cannot elucidate strikes me deeply and personally. Not a book full of emotion but more a work of conceptual art. I read and reread this work and always find it gripping yet elusive.

Jul 21, 2012

I thought the first half of the book describing the journey of someone recovering from major head trauma fascinating, but the book dragged on too long and veered into the surreal after a point.

Nov 21, 2011

Excellent premise, however the story became very transparent and predictable quickly. Kind of like having appetizers, but no dinner.

Apr 01, 2008

One of the most original novels I have read in a long time. Recommend it highly.


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