An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

by Hank Green

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/09/2018

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In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green - co-creator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers and SciShow - spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.

ISBN:
9781473224193
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-09-2018
Pages:
320
Hank Green

William Henry "Hank" Green II is an American entrepreneur, musician, educator, producer, vlogger, and author. He is known for his YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, where he and his brother, John Green, regularly upload videos, as well as for creating and hosting the educational YouTube channels Crash Course and SciShow.

Green co-created VidCon, the world's largest conference about online videos, with his brother John, and created NerdCon: Stories, a conference focused on storytelling. He is the co-creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012–2013), a web series adaptation of Pride and Prejudice in the style of video blogs.

He is also the founder of the environmental technology blog EcoGeek and the Internet Creators Guild, and co-founder of merchandise company DFTBA Records, crowdfunding platform Subbable—acquired by Patreon in 2015—game company DFTBA Games, and online video production company Pemberley Digital, which produces video blog adaptations of classic novels in the public domain.

Green's debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, will be published in fall 2018.

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