In the Lives of Puppets


Published by Tor.

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From New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune, In the Lives of Puppets is a queer retelling of the Pinocchio tale, inviting you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts.

In a strange little home built into the branches of a grove of trees live three robots – fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They’re a family, hidden and safe.

The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labelled ‘HAP’, he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio – a past spent hunting humans.

When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio’s former life to their whereabouts, the family is no longer hidden and safe. Gio is captured and taken back to his old …

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bon roman dystopique de TJ Klune

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bon roman dystopique qui nous interroge sur notre rapport à la technologie, à la famille au vivre ensemble. ce roman est rempli de tolérance, de pardon et d'amour. Quoi de mieux pour un robot médical que de s'appeler Ratched XD. un grand bravo aux traducteurs pour avoir su garder l'humour et réussi à trouver de parfaits acronymes.

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  • American literature