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    DescriptionIn City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. You hold in your hands an invitation to a place unlike any you've ever visited-an invitation delivered by one of our most audacious and astonishing literary magicians. City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervor and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading-and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he's made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he's really from a place called Chicago.... By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and "eyewitness" reports invokes a universe within a puzzlebox where you can lose-and find-yourself again.


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    Title
    City of Saints and Madmen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeff Vandermeer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553383577
    ISBN 10: 0553383574
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009040
    LC classification: PS3572.A4284 C58 2006
    Thema V1.0: DNT, FM
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    28 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Two-time World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer has been a finalist for the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and many others. His recent books include "Veniss Underground," the literary fantasy "City of Saints & Madmen, " and "The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, "which he co-edited. Books by VanderMeer have made the year's best lists of Amazon.com, "Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Weekly, "and" Locus Magazine." He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, Ann.