A NovelBook - 2020
"Set in an alternate present-day world in which the Internet does not exist, and has never existed. Rather, a wholly different species of interactive technology--a 'flesh-and-bone robot' called the Curio--has dominated both the market and the cultural imagination since the late 1980s. Belt Magnet, who as a boy in greater Chicago became one of the lucky first adopters of a Curio, is now writing his memoir, and through it we follow a singular man out of sync with the harsh realities of a world he feels alien to, but must find a way to live in"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 767 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Bubble-gum : a novel