A Working Theory of Love: A Novel

A Working Theory of Love: A Novel

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An extraordinary debut novel that "hits that sweet spot where humor and melancholy comfortably coexist" (Entertainment Weekly)

Before his brief marriage imploded, Neill Bassett took a job feeding data into what could be the world's first sentient computer. Only his attempt to give it language-through the journals his father left behind after committing suicide-has unexpected consequences. Amidst this turmoil, Neill meets Rachel, a naïve young woman escaping a troubled… (more)

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I consider A Working Theory of Love to be a love letter--not without criticism--to San Francisco
I consider A Working Theory of Love to be a love letter--not without criticism--to San Francisco (April 19, 2013)
Interview of Scott Hutchins by Bernard Strainchamps

Scott Hutchins is a teacher of Creative Writing at Stanford University. A Working Theory of Love is his first novel.

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


Author Scott Hutchins weaves a tale of finding love and being human that is thought-provoking, hilarious and sharply poignant, filled with memorably surreal thoughts and scenes.

Turing predicted that in order to pass his test, a machine would have to fool a judge at least 30 percent of the time, but Scott Hutchins, in this charming, warmhearted and thought-provoking novel, already has that beat.

"A Working Theory of Love," Scott Hutchins' inventive, intelligent and sometimes hilarious first novel, features a chatbot poised to beat the test.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (October 02, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 491 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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