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Strange Bodies (Hardcover)

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    A dizzying novel of deception and metempsychosis by the author of the National Book Award finalistFar North

    Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead.

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A dizzying novel of deception and metempsychosis by the author of the National Book Award finalistFar North

Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead.

In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months, yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery involving unknown letters by the great Dr. Johnson grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure.
With echoes of Jorge Luis Borges and Philip K. Dick, Marcel Theroux’s Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.

Marcel Theroux is the author of several novels, including Far North, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. He lives in London, where he also works as a documentary filmmaker and television presenter.

Author:
Theroux, Marcel
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
292
Language:
English
Publisher:
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publish Date:
02/04/2014
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9780374270650
Height:
8.75 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
0.92 lb
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