The Autograph Man
'The novel is a pleasure from the first page to the last' - David Sexton, "Evening Standard". Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. A small blip in a huge worldwide network of desire, it is his business to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, occasionally fake them, and all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. "The Autograph Man" is a deeply funny, existential tour around the hollow things of modernity - celebrity, cinema, and the ugly triumph of symbol over experience. Pushing against the tide of his generation, Alex-Li is on his way to finding enlightenment, otherwise known as some part of himself that cannot be signed, celebrated or sold.
- Electronic book text
- 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
- 04 Oct 2002
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975, and still lives in the area. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty.