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The Secret Life

The Secret Life

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571335862
Published
02/08/2018
9780571335862
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
272

About the Book

In The Secret Life: Three True Stories, Andrew O’Hagan issues three bulletins from the porous border between cyberspace and the ‘real world’.

‘Ghosting’ introduces us to the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose autobiography the author agrees to ghostwrite, with unforgettable consequences.

‘The Invention of Ronald Pinn’ finds O’Hagan using the identity of a deceased young man to construct an entirely new one online, leading him on a journey into the deep web’s darkest realms.

‘The Satoshi Affair’ chronicles the strange case of Craig Wright, the Australian web developer who may or may not be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, and who may or may not be willing, or even able, to reveal the truth.

In The Secret Life: Three True Stories, Andrew O’Hagan issues three bulletins from the porous border between cyberspace and the ‘real world’.‘Ghosting’ introduces us to the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose autobiography the author agrees to ghostwrite, with unforgettable consequences.‘The Invention of Ronald Pinn’ finds O’Hagan using the identity of a deceased young man to construct an entirely new one online, leading him on a journey into the deep web’s darkest realms.‘The Satoshi Affair’ chronicles the strange case of Craig Wright, the Australian web developer who may or may not be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, and who may or may not be willing, or even able, to reveal the truth.
  • Andrew O'Hagan

    Andrew O'Hagan is one of his generation's most exciting and most serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain. Following two previous nominations, his latest novel, The Illuminations, has been longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. He was voted one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He lives in London.

    Photo credit: Christina Jansen

“For prose, try Andrew O’Hagan’s The Secret Life on the wilder shores and darker characters of the internet. It’s funny, neatly written and deeply thought-provoking.”
- Andrew Marr, New Statesman's Books of the Year 2017
“O’Hagan is an immensely engaging writer: wry and witty, and insightful ... despite their technological background, these are ultimately human stories and O’Hagan tells them superbly.”
- Ian Critchley, Sunday Times