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The coincidence engine: a novel

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"A tremendous novel--droll, savvy, original. An invigorating blast of fiction." --William Boyd, Author of Any Human Heart and Restless." A hurricane sweeps off the Gulf of Mexico and, in the back country of Alabama, assembles a passenger jet out of old bean cans and junkyard waste. This piques the interest of the enigmatic Directorate of the Extremely Improbable. Their fascination with this random event sets into motion a madcap caper that will bring together a hilarious cast of characters, including: an eccentric mathematician, last heard of investigating the physics of free will; a lovelorn Cambridge postgraduate who has set off to America with a ring in his pocket and hope in his heart; and a member of the Directorate with no capacity for imagination. What ensues is a chaotic chase across a fully realized, hyper-real America, haunted by madness, murder, mistaken identity, and conspiracy. The Coincidence Engine is a lively, boisterous debut that heralds the arrival of a major new talent.

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"A tremendous novel--droll, savvy, original. An invigorating blast of fiction."
--William Boyd
, Author of Any Human Heart and Restless."

A hurricane sweeps off the Gulf of Mexico and, in the back country of Alabama, assembles a passenger jet out of old bean cans and junkyard waste. This piques the interest of the enigmatic Directorate of the Extremely Improbable. Their fascination with this random event sets into motion a madcap caper that will bring together a hilarious cast of characters, including: an eccentric mathematician, last heard of investigating the physics of free will; a lovelorn Cambridge postgraduate who has set off to America with a ring in his pocket and hope in his heart; and a member of the Directorate with no capacity for imagination. What ensues is a chaotic chase across a fully realized, hyper-real America, haunted by madness, murder, mistaken identity, and conspiracy. The Coincidence Engine is a lively, boisterous debut that heralds the arrival of a major new talent.

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subject_facetCoincidence -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
Intelligence service -- United States -- Fiction
Mathematical instruments -- Fiction
Mathematicians -- Fiction
Probabilities -- Fiction
Science fiction
title_displayThe coincidence engine : a novel
title_fullCoincidence Engine A Novel
The coincidence engine : a novel / Sam Leith
title_shortThe coincidence engine
title_suba novel
topic_facetCoincidence
Fiction
Intelligence service
Literature
Mathematical instruments
Mathematicians
Probabilities
Thriller