There's a message in your inbox. Then, a few moments later, your computer crashes.
Leela Zahir, Bollywood actress and temperamental star, is being catapulted from the fringes of fame into a million inboxes. Arjun Mehta, computer geek, looks up from his screen to find that he does, after all, have a role to play in the world. Guy Swift, marketing executive with his own agency, a beautiful girlfriend and a handle on modern life, is losing his grip.
The message that has landed in a million inboxes has the power to destroy dreams and to make them, to hijack lives and to set them free. In this age of instant worldwide communication, anything can happen and anything will . . .
Hari Kunzru's new novel is a heady mix of London, Bollywood and Silicon Valley. Taking in three continents and following the lives of Guy, Arjun and Leela as they make their way in the real world, 'Transmission' is a brilliant and funny take on life at the click of a mouse.