Chat: Book One

Chat: Book One

by Nan Mccarthy

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In the days before Facebook, Skype, and Twitter...

Two strangers begin a conversation online. It's 1995, and the Internet is new and uncharted territory. No status updates, no photos, no tweets, no video chats. All they have to share with one another are their words.

Max, a restless advertising copywriter who's new to the online world, boldly strikes up an email conversation with Bev, a tough-minded book editor who's been online since the '80s. With charm, wit, and persistence, Max chips away at Bev's reluctant façade until the two are sharing secrets they wouldn't dream of telling anyone in "real life."

Hailed as "Silicon Valley's Story of O," the story of Bev and Max's relationship gradually becomes more intense, unfolding entirely through their online messages. Since Chat's first publication in 1995, readers have found themselves unable to resist the temptation to "eavesdrop" on Bev and Max's increasingly intimate correspondence as she slowly opens up to him and he becomes more fascinated by her.

This newest edition of the acclaimed Chat, Connect, and Crash series offers a snapshot of the emerging technology and online culture of the 1990s, but the story of Bev and Max is--above all else--timeless.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149172917
Publisher: Rainwater Press
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Series: Chat Connect Crash series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Nan McCarthy is the author of Since You Went Away, the email epistolary novels Chat, Connect, and Crash, the memoir Live ’Til I Die, and the award-winning computer book Quark Design. The Chat, Connect & Crash series, originally self-published, was released in trade paperback by Simon & Schuster in 1998 and has been widely translated. Nan regained the rights to the series and published new editions in 2014. A former magazine editor & technology journalist, Nan founded Rainwater Press in 1992 and began selling her books online in 1995. Nan and her husband, a veteran who served 29 years in the Marine Corps, are the proud parents of two adult sons. Nan wrote Since You Went Away after taking a ten-year break from full-time writing to care for the family during her husband’s frequent military travels.

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