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The Visible Man - A Novel

Chuck Klosterman

New York Times bestselling author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Downtown Owl, "the Ethicist" of the New York Times Magazine, Chuck Klosterman returns to fiction with his second novel—an imaginative page-turner about a therapist and her unusual patient, a man who can render himself invisible. Therapist Victoria Vick is contacted by a cryptic, unlikable man who insists his situation is unique and unfathomable. As he slowly reveals himself, Vick becomes convinced that he suffers from a complex set of delusions: Y__, as she refers to him, claims to be a scientist who has stolen cloaking technology from an aborted government project in order to render himself nearly invisible. He says he uses this ability to observe random individuals within their daily lives, usually when they are alone and vulnerable. Unsure of his motives or honesty, Vick becomes obsessed with her patient and the disclosure of his increasingly bizarre and disturbing tales. Over time, it threatens her career, her marriage, and her own identity. Interspersed with notes, correspondence, and transcriptions that catalog a relationship based on curiosity and fear, The Visible Man touches on all of Chuck Klosterman's favorite themes—the consequence of culture, the influence of media, the complexity of voyeurism, and the existential contradiction of normalcy. Is this comedy, criticism, or horror? Not even Y__ seems to know for sure.

New York Times bestselling author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Downtown Owl, "the Ethicist" of the New York Times Magazine, Chuck Klosterman returns to fiction with his second novel—an imaginative page-turner about a therapist and her unusual patient, a man who can render himself invisible. Therapist Victoria Vick is contacted by a cryptic, unlikable man who insists his situation is unique and unfathomable. As he slowly reveals himself, Vick becomes convinced that he suffers from a complex set of delusions: Y__, as she refers to him, claims to be a scientist who has stolen cloaking technology from an aborted government project in order to render himself nearly invisible. He says he uses this ability to observe random individuals within their daily lives, usually when they are alone and vulnerable. Unsure of his motives or honesty, Vick becomes obsessed with her patient and the disclosure of his increasingly bizarre and disturbing tales. Over time, it threatens her career, her marriage, and her own identity. Interspersed with notes, correspondence, and transcriptions that catalog a relationship based on curiosity and fear, The Visible Man touches on all of Chuck Klosterman's favorite themes—the consequence of culture, the influence of media, the complexity of voyeurism, and the existential contradiction of normalcy. Is this comedy, criticism, or horror? Not even Y__ seems to know for sure.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

New York Times bestselling author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Downtown Owl, "the Ethicist" of the New York Times Magazine, Chuck Klosterman returns to fiction with his second novel—an imaginative page-turner about a therapist and her unusual patient, a man who can render himself invisible. Therapist Victoria Vick is contacted by a cryptic, unlikable man who insists his situation is unique and unfathomable. As he slowly reveals himself, Vick becomes convinced that he suffers from a complex set of delusions: Y__, as she refers to him, claims to be a scientist who has stolen cloaking technology from an aborted government project in order to render himself nearly invisible. He says he uses this ability to observe random individuals within their daily lives, usually when they are alone and vulnerable. Unsure of his motives or honesty, Vick becomes obsessed with her patient and the disclosure of his increasingly bizarre and disturbing tales. Over time, it threatens her career, her marriage, and her own identity. Interspersed with notes, correspondence, and transcriptions that catalog a relationship based on curiosity and fear, The Visible Man touches on all of Chuck Klosterman's favorite themes—the consequence of culture, the influence of media, the complexity of voyeurism, and the existential contradiction of normalcy. Is this comedy, criticism, or horror? Not even Y__ seems to know for sure.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Annabella Sciorra, Scott Shepherd

Length:

8h 1m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:24