A Man Lies Dreaming (Hardcover)

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At first, the brutality of this insane novel hits you like repeated kicks to the gut. While you're gasping on the floor, the black, black, sly humour, and unsparing compassion take over. There's a twist, and it's not what you think it is. Questions of identity which will shock you lie at the heart of this brilliant noir, at once an eye-widening homage to classic pulp and Raymond Chandler, and a real achievement in its own right- an enfant terrible addition to post-Holocaust literature. —Reva

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The novel that stunned--and scandalized--Europe comes to America

Wolf, a low-rent private detective, roams London's gloomy, grimy streets, haunted by dark visions of a future that could have been--and a dangerous present populated by British Fascists and Nazis escaping Germany. Shomer, a pulp fiction writer, lies in a concentration camp, imagining another world. And when Wolf and Shomer's stories converge, we find ourselves drawn into a novel both shocking and profoundly haunting.

At once a perfectly pitched hard-boiled noir thriller (with an utterly shocking twist) and a "Holocaust novel like no other" (The Guardian), A Man Lies Dreaming is a masterful, unforgettable literary experiment from "one of our best and most adventurous writers" (Locus).

About the Author

LAVIE TIDHAR is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Violent Century, Osama, and many other books. He won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella and has been nominated for many other prizes. He grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and in South Africa but currently lives in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781612195049
ISBN-10: 1612195040
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication Date: March 15th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English