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Apple S

by Éric Plamondon, translated by Dimitri Nasrallah

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publisher: Vehicule Press
imprint: Esplanade Books
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In Apple S, the kaleidoscopic worldview of celebrated Québécois novelist Éric Plamondon sets its sights on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and the seeds of Silicon Valley. Concluding a wide-lens journey through the American West that began with Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller (Hungary-Hollywood Express, 2016) and continued with counter-culture poet Richard Brautigan (Mayonnaise, 2018), the final installment of the 1984 trilogy delivers a heart-rending meta-biography of a technological mastermind. With Plamondon’s alter ego, Gabriel Rivages, using his Mac computer to dig deep into the internet’s detritus to reconstruct Jobs, the author devises the story of the personal computer with episodes from the lives of Alan Turing, Charles Babbage, Lord Byron, Albert Einstein, George Orwell, and numerous other figures who inflected the arc of one of the twentieth century’s most influential figures.

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Éric Plamondon

Éric Plamondon was born in Québec in 1969 and currently lives in Bordeaux. He is the author of the 1984 trilogy, first published by Le Quartanier and quickly considered shining examples of a new generation of Québécois literary innovation. The trilogy has been published in France by Phébus. Plamondon has also published a novella, Ristigouche.

Dimitri Nasrallah is the author of two award-winning novels. 2011's Niko won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, was longlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Award and the 2016 edition of CBC's Canada Reads.2005's Blackbodying won the McAuslan First Book Award and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal.
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Dimitri Nasrallah

Éric Plamondon was born in Québec in 1969 and currently lives in Bordeaux. He is the author of the 1984 trilogy, first published by Le Quartanier and quickly considered shining examples of a new generation of Québécois literary innovation. The trilogy has been published in France by Phébus. Plamondon has also published a novella, Ristigouche.

Dimitri Nasrallah is the author of two award-winning novels. 2011's Niko won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, was longlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Award and the 2016 edition of CBC's Canada Reads.2005's Blackbodying won the McAuslan First Book Award and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal.
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"Here is an author who represents Quebec but looks outward to North American popular culture and historical artifact at large in order to find the framework with which to represent his home." -Dimtri Nasrallah, Drunken Boat

"Through multiple links that weave between the imagination of cybernetics and the history of literature, Plamondon's novel is a vibrant tribute to the ingenuity of human beings." -Alexandre Coderre, Spirale magazine

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