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Gabriel Naëj

Michèle believes fervently in digital metempsychosis. She yearns for it so that she decides to take the plunge, and commits to a clandestine transmigration. Her son, Raphaël, helps her anonymously order an illegal physical avatar, and lets it/her move into his place. After all, at age 33, it doesn’t look like he’s going to be living with anyone else any time soon, does it?

Actually, Raphaël begs to differ. But how can he explain that to his avatar-mother? He can’t seem to express it fully. Out of a concern for appearances, or fear of ridicule, he keeps her inside the family apartment. Which doesn’t keep her from being vey active on social networks, day and night, or from getting mixed up in everything, with unflagging determination, imposing her will on everyone, particularly her son. Raphaël becomes so exasperated that, in a desperate gesture of selfhood, he decides to run away from home. Over the course of his wanderings, he meets Jeanne and moves in with her. But that doesn’t change his mother’s behavior, on the contrary…

In this side-splittingly funny first novel, Gabriel Naëj, an AI researcher, describes the absurdities and weirdness of a world where the restless spirits of the dead rub shoulders with the living. Artificial Intelligence and its excesses are discussed in a humorous way that fits seamlessly into the novel.

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  • Publication date : 07/02/2019
  • Size : 11,5 x 19,0 cm, 224 p., 14,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03204-6
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