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The last days of new Paris : a novella
The last days of new Paris : a novella
Miéville, China2016
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"In the chaos of wartime Marseille, 1941, American engineer--and occult disciple--Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre 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. In 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, 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."--
Main title:
Imprint:
London : Picador, 2016.
Collation:
205 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
First published 2016 by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York.
ISBN:
9781447296577
Dewey class:
823.914
Language:
English
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