By China Miéville
“Beauty should be convulsive. . . .”
1941. within the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer—and occult disciple—Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi team, together with Surrealist theorist André Breton. within the unusual video games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons unearths and channels wish. yet what he unwittingly unleashes is the ability of goals and nightmares, altering the battle and the area forever.
1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a brand new, hallucinogenic Paris, the place Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in endless clash, and the streets are stalked via dwelling pictures and texts—and via the forces of Hell. to flee town, he needs to subscribe to forces with Sam, an American photographer motive on recording the ruins, and make universal reason with a strong, enigmatic determine of probability and uprising: the beautiful corpse.
yet Sam is being hunted. And new secrets and techniques will emerge that may attempt all their loyalties—to one another, to Paris outdated and new, and to truth itself.
Praise for The final Days of latest Paris
“Beautiful, stunningly learned . . . [The final Days of latest Paris] is a quick holiday in alien latitudes, a middle of the night layover in an imaginary place.”—NPR
“A considerate, intellectual novella . . . Miéville’s self-assured style offers up a powerful experience of humanity, while the strange Surrealist monsters give Last Days a enjoyable and complementary mad-science component.”—USA Today
“[A] testomony to the mandatory, innovative energy of paintings . . . either relocating and disturbingly timely.”—Newsday
“A novel either unhinged and completely compelling, one of those guerrilla war waged via artwork itself, combining either meticulous old study and Miéville’s exceptional inventiveness.”—Chicago Tribune
“An terribly unique paintings that foregrounds Mieville’s substantial ingenuity and innovation.”—The Millions
“Hauntingly poetic, unusually attractive, and unevenly intense.”—San Francisco publication Review
“Dazzling . . . really a feat.”—The Guardian
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