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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.

Full Synopsis
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.

"James Langton's voice is faintly tremulous, emulating McCarthy's tone of affable confusion, but proves itself surprisingly nimble, hopscotching from character to character, and mood to mood, with pleasing flexibility." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review

"McCarthy's evocation of the narrator's absorption in his fantasy world as it cascades out of control is brilliant." ---Publishers Weekly

"[A] clever debut." ---Booklist

"Remainder is a beautifully strange and chilly book. Very smart and unlike anything else you're likely to [listen to]." ---Scott Smith, author of The Ruins

"Actor/musician James Langton's sly, steady narration adds to the tension of this clever story. Highly recommended for appreciators of experimental/literary fiction." ---Library Journal Starred Audio Review
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Remainder

A Novel

Author Tom McCarthy

Narrated by James Langton

Publication date Dec 14, 2010

Running time 9 hrs

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