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Fame - A Novel in Nine Episodes

Daniel Kehlmann

Imagine being famous. Being recognized on the street, adored by people who have never even met you, known the world over. Wouldn't that be great? But what if, one day, you got stuck in a country where celebrity means nothing, where no one spoke your language and you didn't speak theirs, where no one knew your face (no book jackets, no TV) and you had no way of calling home? How would your fame help you then? What if someone got hold of your cell phone? What if they spoke to your girlfriends, your agent, your director, and started making decisions for you? And worse, what if no one believed you were you anymore? When you saw a look-alike acting your roles for you, what would you do? And what if one day you realized your magnum opus, like everything else you'd ever written, was a total waste of time, empty nonsense? What would you do next? Would your audience of seven million people keep you going? Or would you lose the capacity to keep on doing it? Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe's finest young writers. From the Hardcover edition.

Imagine being famous. Being recognized on the street, adored by people who have never even met you, known the world over. Wouldn't that be great? But what if, one day, you got stuck in a country where celebrity means nothing, where no one spoke your language and you didn't speak theirs, where no one knew your face (no book jackets, no TV) and you had no way of calling home? How would your fame help you then? What if someone got hold of your cell phone? What if they spoke to your girlfriends, your agent, your director, and started making decisions for you? And worse, what if no one believed you were you anymore? When you saw a look-alike acting your roles for you, what would you do? And what if one day you realized your magnum opus, like everything else you'd ever written, was a total waste of time, empty nonsense? What would you do next? Would your audience of seven million people keep you going? Or would you lose the capacity to keep on doing it? Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe's finest young writers. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Imagine being famous. Being recognized on the street, adored by people who have never even met you, known the world over. Wouldn't that be great? But what if, one day, you got stuck in a country where celebrity means nothing, where no one spoke your language and you didn't speak theirs, where no one knew your face (no book jackets, no TV) and you had no way of calling home? How would your fame help you then? What if someone got hold of your cell phone? What if they spoke to your girlfriends, your agent, your director, and started making decisions for you? And worse, what if no one believed you were you anymore? When you saw a look-alike acting your roles for you, what would you do? And what if one day you realized your magnum opus, like everything else you'd ever written, was a total waste of time, empty nonsense? What would you do next? Would your audience of seven million people keep you going? Or would you lose the capacity to keep on doing it? Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe's finest young writers. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

4h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:36