City of Saints and Madmen
Paperback $19.99 - Pan Macmillan UK
Science Fiction & Fantasy - Published: 30/Jan/2018 - ISBN: 9781509848157
Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America's<i> American Fantastic Tales </i>and multiple year's best anthologies. He writes non-fiction for the <i>Washington Post</i>, the <i>New York Times Book Review</i>, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, and the <i>Guardian</i>, among others. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife. His other novels include <i>Annihilation </i>and the <i>Southern Reach </i>trilogy<i>.</i> A collection of short stories by acclaimed fantasy author Jeff VanderMeer, author of <i>Annihilation </i>which is a major motion picture of 2018. Includes the World Fantasy Award winning novella <i>The Transformation of Martin Lake.</i> From Jeff VanderMeer, an author praised by writers such as Laren Beukes, Richard Morgan and Michael Moorcock, <i>City of Saints and Madmen </i>is by turns sensuous and terrifying. This collection of four linked novellas is the perfect introduction to VanderMeer’s vividly imagined worlds.
City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervour and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading - and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he's made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he's really from a place called Chicago.
Ambergris is a cruelly beautiful metropolis – a haven for artists and thieves, for composers and murderers. And once there, anything can happen.
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