The Echo Chamber (Paperback)

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From the author of The Heart's Invisible Furies and powered with the Boyne's characteristic humor and razor-sharp observation, The Echo Chamber is a satiric helter skelter, a dizzying downward spiral of action and consequence, poised somewhere between farce, absurdity, and oblivion

What a thing of wonder a mobile phone is. Six ounces of metal, glass, and plastic, fashioned into a sleek, shiny, precious object. At once, a gateway to other worlds—and a treacherous weapon in the hands of the unwary, the unwitting, the inept.

The Cleverley family live a gilded life, little realizing how precarious their privilege is, just one tweet away from disaster. George, the patriarch, is a stalwart of television interviewing, a 'national treasure' (his words), his wife Beverley, a celebrated novelist (although not as celebrated as she would like), and their children, Nelson, Elizabeth, Achilles, various degrees of catastrophe waiting to happen.

Together they will go on a journey of discovery through the Hogarthian jungle of the modern living where past presumptions count for nothing and carefully curated reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Along the way they will learn how volatile, how outraged, how unforgiving the world can be when you step from the proscribed path. To err is maybe to be human but to really foul things up you only need a phone.

About the Author

John Boyne is the author of thirteen novels for adults, six for younger readers, and a collection of short stories. His 2006 novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and has been adapted for cinema, theatre, ballet, and opera. His many international bestsellers include The Heart's Invisible Furies and A Ladder to the Sky. He has won three Irish Book Awards, along with a host of other international literary prizes. His novels are published in over fifty languages.

Praise For…

'Funny, rumbustious, unstinting and wonderfully Hogarthian' —The Observer

'His relish is infectious' —Times


‘The funniest book I've read in ages. Savage but compelling’ —Ian Rankin

‘A blisteringly funny and razor sharp satire about social media, celebrity and political correctness. I laughed SO much’ —Hannah Beckerman

Product Details
ISBN: 9781529176742
ISBN-10: 1529176743
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Pages: 432
Language: English