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The islanders

By: Priest, Christopher McFerrin, Grady(Designed by)

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0575088648 / 9780575088641
Paperback
823.914
13/09/2012
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England
Science fiction
20 cm 339 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2011.

A tale of murder, artistic rivalry and literary trickery; a chinese puzzle of a novel where nothing is quite what it seems; a narrator whose agenda is artful and subtle; a narrative that pulls you in and plays an elegant game with you. The Dream Archipelago is a vast network of islands.

The names of the islands are different depending on who you talk to, their very locations seem to twist and shift.

Some islands have been sculpted into vast musical instruments, others are home to lethal creatures, others the playground for high society.

Hot winds blow across the archipelago and a war fought between two distant continents is played out across its waters. THE ISLANDERS serves both as an untrustworthy but enticing guide to the islands, an intriguing, multi-layered tale of a murder and the suspect legacy of its appealing but definitely untrustworthy narrator. It shows Christopher Priest at the height of his powers and illustrates why he has remained one of the country's most prized novelists.

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