When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Besel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlu of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined.
Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlu must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other. With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, The City & The City is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.
About the Author
China Mieville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published in 2009 to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell and Philip K. Dick (Guardian).
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 1st July 2011
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1