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The Zero - A Novel

Jess Walter

The Zero is a groundbreaking novel, a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller. From its opening scene-when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head-novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks of a devastating terrorist attack. As the smoke slowly clears, Remy finds that his memory is skipping, lurching between moments of lucidity and days when he doesn't seem to be living his own life at all. The landscape around him is at once fractured and oddly familiar: a world dominated by a Machiavellian mayor, and peopled by gawking celebrities, anguished policemen, and real estate divas hyping the spoils of tragedy. Remy himself has a new girlfriend he doesn't know, a son who pretends he's dead, and an unsettling new job chasing a trail of paper scraps for a shadowy intelligence agency. Whether that trail will lead Remy to an elusive terror cell-or send him circling back to himself-is only one of the questions posed by this provocative yet deeply human novel. Performed by Christopher Graybill

The Zero is a groundbreaking novel, a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller. From its opening scene-when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head-novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks of a devastating terrorist attack. As the smoke slowly clears, Remy finds that his memory is skipping, lurching between moments of lucidity and days when he doesn't seem to be living his own life at all. The landscape around him is at once fractured and oddly familiar: a world dominated by a Machiavellian mayor, and peopled by gawking celebrities, anguished policemen, and real estate divas hyping the spoils of tragedy. Remy himself has a new girlfriend he doesn't know, a son who pretends he's dead, and an unsettling new job chasing a trail of paper scraps for a shadowy intelligence agency. Whether that trail will lead Remy to an elusive terror cell-or send him circling back to himself-is only one of the questions posed by this provocative yet deeply human novel. Performed by Christopher Graybill
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Zero is a groundbreaking novel, a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller. From its opening scene-when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head-novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks of a devastating terrorist attack. As the smoke slowly clears, Remy finds that his memory is skipping, lurching between moments of lucidity and days when he doesn't seem to be living his own life at all. The landscape around him is at once fractured and oddly familiar: a world dominated by a Machiavellian mayor, and peopled by gawking celebrities, anguished policemen, and real estate divas hyping the spoils of tragedy. Remy himself has a new girlfriend he doesn't know, a son who pretends he's dead, and an unsettling new job chasing a trail of paper scraps for a shadowy intelligence agency. Whether that trail will lead Remy to an elusive terror cell-or send him circling back to himself-is only one of the questions posed by this provocative yet deeply human novel. Performed by Christopher Graybill

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christopher Graybill

Length:

10h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

15:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

12:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:24