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Communion Town


 On Sale: 1/08/2012
 Formats:     Hardback
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Two travellers arrive in an unknown city: Ulya and Nicolas are asylum seekers, hoping for safety and a better life, but instead they find a haunted metropolis whose people live in fear of the monsters in the shadows. When her brother disappears, Ulya learns how easily anyone can fall into the city's underworld. COMMUNION TOWN maps this imaginary city, and explores the ways in which it invents itself by creating outcasts and scapegoats. As the novel unfolds in different parts of the city, we encounter a lovelorn folk-singer, an introverted child, a repressed detective, a slaughterhouse worker, a lost tourist, a ghost and a gigolo. From their lonely voices we gather the many-faceted story of the city: a place imagined differently by each citizen as he or she searches for connection, transformation or escape. Mixing the everyday with the gothic and the fantastic, COMMUNION TOWN is a novel that deals in the uncanny: in doubles and repetitions; in things half-glimpsed; in desires half-acknowledged. It is a virtuosic piece of writing from a young writer of true talent.


Author Extras

ISBN: 9780007454761; ISBN10: 0007454767; On Sale: 1/08/2012; Format: Hardback; Trimsize: 225 x 143 x 27 mm; Pages: 304; $29.99; ; BISAC1:FIC000000; BISAC2:001-200

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