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Last Days of New Paris (Hardcover) (China Mieville)

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A thriller of war that never was—of survival in an impossible city—of surreal cataclysm. InThe Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new. “Beauty will be convulsive. . . .” 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseilles, American engineer—and occult disciple—Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-****** group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of the 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 forever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibault, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where ****** and the Résistance 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, he 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. Praise for China Miéville “[Miéville’s] wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing.”—Ursula K. Le Guin,The Guardian, on Three Moments of an Explosion “Dark and thought-provoking.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune, onThe City & The City “Richly conceived.”—The New York Times Book Review, on Embassytown “Miéville more than delivers.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Kraken “Compulsively readable.”—The Washington Post Book World, on Perdido Street Station
Number of Pages: 205.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: China Mieville
Language: English
Street Date: August 9, 2016
TCIN: 51408192
UPC: 9780345543998
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-8751

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