Last year, Slate published Walter Kirn's The Unbinding—an online serial novel written, edited, and posted in "real time." The story responded to contemporaneous real-world events, including reader e-mail and online postings. A dark comedy satirizing the corrosive effects of digital culture on privacy and identity, the novel marked many firsts for Web fiction, and now it marks another: Anchor Books has just published The Unbinding in paperback form. Click here to read the first chapter of the original Web version, and here to purchase the new trade paperback edition.
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