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A city dreaming
A city dreaming
Polansky, Daniel2016
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M is an ageless drifter with a sharp tongue, few scruples, and the ability to bend reality to his will, ever so slightly. He's come back to New York City after a long absence, and though he'd much rather spend his days drinking artisanal beer in his favourite local bar, his old friends-- and his enemies-- have other plans for him. One night M might find himself squaring off against the pirates who cruise the Gowanus Canal; another night sees him at a fashionable uptown charity auction where the waitstaff are all zombies. A subway ride through the inner circles of hell? In M's world, that's practically a pleasant diversion. Before too long, M realizes he's landed in the middle of a power struggle between Celise, the elegant White Queen of Manhattan, and Abilene, Brooklyn's hip, free-spirited Red Queen, a rivalry that threatens to make New York go the way of Atlantis. To stop it, M will have to call in every favour, waste every charm, and blow every spell he's ever acquired-- he might even have to get out of bed before noon. Enter a world of Wall Street wolves, slumming scenesters, desperate artists, drug-induced divinities, pocket steampunk universes, and demonic coffee shops. M's New York, the infinite nexus of the universe, really is a city that never sleeps-- but is always dreaming.
Main title:
A city dreaming / Daniel Polansky.
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Imprint:
New York : Hodder & Stoughton, 2016.©2016
Collation:
295 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781473634268 (paperback)9781473634251 (hardback)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibraryFiction FantasyPOLAAvailable
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