The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville

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Weaving together the historical and the imagined, China Mieville’s The Last Days of New Paris is a surreal and extraordinary work, from the author of The City & The City. 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton.

In the strange games of 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 for ever. 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, Thibaut 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.

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Weight 270 g
Dimensions 13 × 19 × 2.1 cm
ISBN

9781447296553

Format

Paperback

Pagination

224 pages

Publisher

Picador

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