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City of Saints & Madmen - Jeff VanderMeer

City of Saints & Madmen

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Published: 1st July 2014
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City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervour and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading - and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he's made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he's really from a place called Chicago. Ambergris is a cruelly beautiful metropolis - a haven for artists and thieves, for composers and murderers. And once there, anything can happen.

About the Author

Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America's American Fantastic Tales and multiple year's best anthologies. He writes non-fiction for the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian, among others. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife.

Unsettling, erudite, dark ... Ambergris is one of my favourite haunts in fiction China Mieville This is fiction to stand alongside that of Calvino and Borges Guardian VanderMeer keeps going deeper, and finding new forms of gold Locus Beautifully written, virtually hallucinatory work ... enormously rewarding Publishers Weekly Unsettling, erudite, dark ... Ambergris is one of my favourite haunts in fiction China Mieville This is fiction to stand alongside that of Calvino and Borges Guardian VanderMeer keeps going deeper, and finding new forms of gold Locus Beautifully written, virtually hallucinatory work ... enormously rewarding Publishers Weekly

ISBN: 9781447265184
ISBN-10: 1447265181
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1  x 4.6
Weight (kg): 0.49