Apple S

Éric Plamondon
Translated by Dimitri Nasrallah


The 1984 Trilogy concludes with Steve Jobs and the birth of Silicon Valley.

In Apple S, the kaleidoscopic worldview of celebrated Québécois novelist Éric Plamondon sets its sights on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and the seeds of Silicon Valley. Concluding a wide-lens journey through the American West that began with Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller (Hungary-Hollywood Express, 2016) and continued with counter-culture poet Richard Brautigan (Mayonnaise, 2018), the final installment of the 1984 trilogy delivers a heart-rending meta-biography of a technological mastermind. With Plamondon’s alter ego, Gabriel Rivages, using his Mac computer to dig deep into the internet’s detritus to reconstruct Jobs, the author devises the story of the personal computer with episodes from the lives of Alan Turing, Charles Babbage, Lord Byron, Albert Einstein, George Orwell, and numerous other figures who inflected the arc of one of the twentieth century’s most influential figures.

Esplanade Books
2020

Éric Plamondon was born in Quebec in 1969 and lives near Bordeaux, France. In addition to the 1984 Trilogy, he is the author of the novel Taqawan (2017) and the collection Donnacona (2017).

Dimitri Nasrallah translated the three titles in Éric Plamondon's 1984 Trilogy. Nasrallah's first novel, Blackbodying, won the QWF-McAuslan First Book Prize. His second novel, Niko, was nominated for CBC's Canada Reads and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Nasrallah's most recent novel is The Bleeds, which has also been published in French.

Other books by Éric Plamondon:
Mayonnaise: A Novel
Hungary-Hollywood Express
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