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Audio CD (Unabridged) 2035-01-01 $32.00
Paperback (edition) 2019-05-16 400
Audible Audiobook 2018-07-12 $14.18
Paperback (edition) 2018-06-19
Kindle Edition 2018-06-19 304
Hardcover 2018-06-19
Hardcover 2018-06-19 $25.00 304
Audible Audiobook 2018-06-19 $24.50

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Tell the Machine Goodnight

Cover art: Tell the Machine Goodnight

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers Limited on 2018-07-12
Audible Audiobook: $14.18


Happiness is Pearl's job. Using the revolutionary Apricity machine, every day she provides customers with personalised recommendations for their emotional well-being: from eating more tangerines to cutting off a finger, from getting a dog to getting a divorce.

She's good at her job, her office manager tells her. But Pearl is starting to wonder whether it's even possible to measure an emotion.

Pearl's teenage son, Rhett, is a sensitive boy who has forged an unconventional path through adolescence. He seems somehow to find greater contentment in being unhappy. If only Pearl could persuade him to take the Apricity test...but what if she doesn't like what she finds?

Tell the Machine Goodnight is a wry, prescient and hilarious debut. For fans of Jennifer Egan and Ruth Ozeki, it is both a cautionary tale about the advance of technology and a scalpel-sharp depiction of the darkest depths of the human psyche.


(Audible Audiobook, 2018-07-12)


ASIN: B07D7C4136

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In her first book for adults, Williams imagines a not-too-distant future in which people find happiness with the help of machines.

With its clever, compelling vision of the future, deeply human characters, and delightfully unpredictable story, this novel is itself a recipe for contentment.

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