This website uses cookies

Welcome! This website uses cookies to give the best, most relevant experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies, and agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use / EULA. The website is intended for adults 18 years of age or older or who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. By accessing the website, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older.

Kraft

Author:
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $26.00
Our Price: $3.50 $2.25 USD
Qty Avail: 13


ISBN: 9780374182144
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Language: English
Page Count: 216
Publication Date: 11/10/2020
Size: 8.57" l x 5.60" w x 0.88"
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Fiction Literary
Richard Kraft, a German professor of rhetoric and aging Reaganite and Knight Rider fan, is unhappily married and badly in debt. He sees no way out of his rut until he is invited to participate in a competition to be held in California and sponsored by a Silicon Valley tycoon and “techno-optimist.” The contest is to answer a literal “million-dollar question”: each competitor must compose an eighteen-minute lecture on why our world is still, despite all evidence, the best of all possible worlds, and how we might improve it even further through technology.

Entering into a surreal American landscape, Kraft soon finds what’s left of his life falling to pieces as he struggles to justify as “best” a planet in the hands of such blithe neoliberal cupidity as he encounters on his odyssey to California. Still, with the prize money in his pocket, perhaps Kraft could finally buy his way to a new life . . . But what contortions?physical and philosophical?will he have to subject himself to in order to claim it?

You May Also Like

Similar Items