The hardcover edition of The Every will be available in perpetuity (in 2021 and 2022, and 2039…) in an ever-shifting array of limited-run covers exclusively through independent bookstores.
When the world’s largest search engine/social media company, the Circle, merges with the planet’s dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous—and, oddly enough, most beloved—monopoly ever known: the Every.
Delaney Wells is an unlikely new hire. A former forest ranger and unwavering tech skeptic, she charms her way into an entry-level job with one goal in mind: to take down the company from within. With her compatriot, the not-at-all-ambitious Wes Makazian, they look for the company’s weaknesses, hoping to free humanity from all-encompassing surveillance and the emoji-driven infantilization of the species. But does anyone want what Delaney is fighting to save? Does humanity truly want to be free?
Studded with unforgettable characters and lacerating set pieces, The Every blends satire and terror, while keeping the reader in breathless suspense about the fate of the company—and the human animal.
The Every will be available in a dizzying, ever-expanding, and entirely randomized array of cover variations.
Praise for The Every
“A true satire, one with sharp teeth and a wickedly keen eye for both the farce and tragedy of our digitized world. Eggers’s talent for absurdity and linguistic playfulness take the edge off the truly terrifying future presented here—one that is all too plausible. The Every is a wild ride; in truth, it scared the living daylights out of me.”
—Haley Patail, bookseller at the Writer’s Block
“Dave Eggers’s The Every is directly contending with and addressing the philosophical, social, and political issues of our present informational overload and the extant, hyper-driven engines of epistemic drift that have created it. These are issues that seem impossible to explain, let alone satirize or fictionalize. Yet in expanding on the horrors of looming corporatocracy explored in The Circle, Eggers deftly wraps his arms around them all. As Delaney Wells immerses herself into the world-eating omni-corporation the Every as a would-be saboteur, we are reading a brilliant, rollicking literary thriller. But as The Every reaches its harrowing climax, we are directly confronting a question that now daily weighs heavier than ever before: is another world possible?”
—John Ganiard, bookseller at Literati Bookstore