Death on Facebook, Short Stories for the Digital Age Claude Nougat

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Death on Facebook, Short Stories for the Digital Age  by  Claude Nougat

Death on Facebook, Short Stories for the Digital Age by Claude Nougat
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This is a collection of short stories for the digital age, complete with references to social media (facebook) and technological gadgets from e-readers to smart phones. All nine stories are recent and firmly anchored in our fast-changing, globalizedMoreThis is a collection of short stories for the digital age, complete with references to social media (facebook) and technological gadgets from e-readers to smart phones.

All nine stories are recent and firmly anchored in our fast-changing, globalized world. For each story, Claude Nougat gives a quick hint of what inspired her:Death on Facebook: culture clashes or how an innocent picture posted on the world’s largest social network can have deadly consequences. (Story set in India)The Great Hacker Heist: when virtual reality overtakes the physical world or how video games can unexpectedly disrupt normal lives.

(Setting: USA)Wickedness on Wikipedia: when an excess of information comforts prejudice and leads to irrational behavior and tragedy.(Setting: France)I Will Not Leave You Behind: when our fixation on staying young is taken to its extreme logical conclusion. (Setting: USA in the future)Diary of a 98 year-old Lady: recounted from the point of view of a senior citizen, it records the frustrations of becoming dependent on others, especially in the digital age.

(Setting: Italy, Rome)The Prince and the Art Dealer: the excesses of Contemporary Art or a tale of gullibility.(Setting: An Arab Gulf State)Kill Mamma: when parents’ unrealistic expectations for their children become like the walls of a prison and the only escape is murder. (Setting: Italy, Parma)The Ice Maker: unexpected and tragic fallouts of a war when the occupying power belongs to another civilization. (Setting: Iraq)Good-bye Melinda: studying abroad can have unwanted, lethal results. (Setting: Italy, Florence)The book is short: about 22,000 words.



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