A wry, provocative and very funny debut novel about identity, authenticity and the self in the age of the internet.

 

'This novel made me want to retire from contemporary reality. I loved it' - Zadie Smith

 

'A sharply observed and wryly funny satire on the banal sociopathy of online life' - The Sunday Times

 

On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, a young woman snoops through her boyfriend's phone and makes a startling discovery: he's an anonymous Internet conspiracy theorist, and a popular one at that. Already fluent in Internet fakery, irony, and outrage, she's not exactly shocked by the revelation. But this is only the first in a series of bizarre twists that expose a world whose truths are shaped by online lies.

 

Suddenly left with no reason to stay in New York - or be anywhere in particular - she flees to Berlin, and embarks on her own cycles of manipulation in the deceptive spaces of her daily life, from dating apps to expat social events, open-plan offices to bureaucratic waiting rooms.

 

Narrated in a voice as seductive as it is subtly subversive, Fake Accounts is a wry, provocative and very funny debut novel about identity and authenticity in the age of the internet.

 

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers 
ISBN: 9780008366520 

Fake Accounts

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