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Title:
Machines like me : and people like you
Author:
McEwan, Ian author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
380 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong, and clever--a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan's subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control"--
General Note:
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, ... London, in 2019"--Title page verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593152812
Format :
Book