“Fascinating and well written . . . wonderfully inventive.” The New York Times Book Review
978-0-8021-3494-3 • $13.00 • Paperback • Feb. 1997
Combining the nightmarish vision of J. G. Ballard and the linguistic brilliance of Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, Ambient is Jack Womack’s stunning first novel.
Set in a decaying and violent twenty-first-century New York, Ambient tells the story of O’Malley, a very special bodyguard for an outrageously ruthless CEO named Dryden, and of his attempts to woo Dryden’s personal femme fatale, Avalon. But what begins as a simple case of unrequited love quickly turns into a complicated deathtrap involving corporate intrigue, murderous family rivalries, and perverse subcultures.
A stylish and brilliantly inventive novel, Ambient creates a world that is powerful, convincing, and prophetically real.