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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781447296553
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 13/02/2018
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    France
    Fiction & related items / Fantasy
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 224
  • Price: $19.99

1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world for ever.

1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts - and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, Thibaut must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse.

But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties - to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.

Author Information

China Miéville is the award-winning author of many books, including The City & The City, Embassytown and Perdido Street Station. He lives and works in London.