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Set My Heart to Five

Set My Heart to Five (Hardback, Original ed.)

By Stephenson, Simon

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For fans of Fredrik Backman and Gail Honeyman, a delightfully entertaining, deceptively poignant debut novel about a humanlike bot named Jared, whose emotional awakening leads him on an unforgettable quest for connection, belonging and possibly even true love Jared works as a den...tist in small-town Michigan. His life is totally normal, except for one thing. He is a bot engineered with human DNA to look and act like a real person. One day at a screening of a classic movie, Jared feels a strange sensation around his eyes. Everyone knows that bots can't feel emotions, but as the theater lights come on, Jared is almost certain he's crying. Confused, he decides to watch more old movies to figure out what's happening. The process leads to an emotional awakening that upends his existence. Jared, it turns out, can feel. Overcome with a full range of emotions, and facing an imminent reset, Jared heads west, determined to forge real connections. He yearns to find his mother, the programmer who created him. He dreams of writing a screenplay that will change the world. Along the way, he might even fall in love. But a bot with feelings is a dangerous proposition, and Jared's new life could come to an end before it truly begins. Delectably entertaining and deceptively moving, Set My Heart to Five is a profound exploration of what makes us human and a love letter to outsiders everywhere.
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ISBN 9781335551207
Publisher Hanover Square Press
Format Hardback, Original ed.
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ISBN-13 9781335551207
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Hanover Square Press
Imprint Hanover Square Press
Publication Country
Format Hardback, Original ed.
 › 6 other possible formats available
Edition Original ed.
Author(s) By Stephenson, Simon
Category Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, Psychological fiction, Humorous fiction, Robots, Dentists
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade