Dark Constellations

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Author(s): Pola Oloixarac
Original Publish Date: Apr 16, 2019
Product Number: EB00730044
Released: Apr 16, 2019
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ISBN: #9781616959241
Publisher: Soho Press
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Argentinian literary star Pola Oloixarac's visionary new novel races from the world of 19th-century science to an ultra-surveilled near future, exploring humanity's quest for knowledge and control, and leaping forward to the next steps in human evolution. Canary Islands, 1882: Caught in the 19th-century mania for scientific classification, explorer and plant biologist Niklas Bruun researches Crissia pallida, a species alleged to have hallucinogenic qualities capable of eliminating the psychic limits between one human mind and another. Buenos Aires, 1983: Born to a white Argentinian anthropologist and a black Brazilian engineer, Cassio comes of age with the Internet and becomes a prominent hacker, riding the wave of transformations brought about by distributed networks, mass surveillance, and new flows of globalized capital. The southern Argentinian techno-hub of Bariloche, 2024: A research group works on a project that will allow the Ministry of Genetics to track every movement of the country's citizens without their knowledge or consent, using sensors that identify DNA at a distance. But the new technology contains within it the seeds of a far more radical transformation of human life and civilization. In a novel of towering ambition, Oloixarac's complexly intertwining stories reveal the power that resides in the world's most deeply shadowed spaces.

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Author(s): Pola Oloixarac
Narrator(s): Justine Eyre
Product Number DD43195
Released: Apr 16, 2019
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684418558
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Author(s): Pola Oloixarac
Narrator(s): Justine Eyre
Product Number Z100145058
Released: Apr 16, 2019
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684418565

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