ザ・サークル デイヴ エガーズ

【日本語版・邦訳】
ザ・サークル

内容紹介
世界最高のインターネット・カンパニー、サークル。広くて明るいキャンパス、一流のシェフを揃えた無料のカフェテリア、熱意ある社員たちが生み出す新技術――そこにないものはない。どんなことも可能だ。
故郷での退屈な仕事を辞めてサークルに転職した24歳のメイは、才気あふれる同僚たちに囲まれて幸せな会社生活を送りはじめる。しかし、サークルで推奨されるSNSでの活発な交流は、次第にメイの重荷になっていき……

人間とインターネットの未来を予見して世界を戦慄させた、笑いと恐ろしさに満ちた傑作小説。

【英語版・原題】
The Circle

内容紹介
The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award.

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

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