Men in Space (Paperback)
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Short Description for Men in Space "Men in Space" is the first novel written by Booker Prize finalist McCarthy, author of "Remainder" and "C"--a clever entre into the art world, and a look at the bohemian life that was Prague in the 1990s.
- Published: 07 February 2012
- Format: Paperback 293 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307388223 ISBN 10: 0307388220
- Sales rank: 719,788
Full description for Men in Space
The first novel written by Booker finalist Tom McCarthy--acclaimed author of "Remainder "and "C"--"Men in Space" is set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall of communism. It follows an oddball cast--dissolute bohemians, political refugees, a football referee, a disorientated police agent, and a stranded astronaut--as they chase a stolen painting from Sofia to Prague and onward. Planting the themes that McCarthy's later works develop, here McCarthy questions the meaning of all kinds of space--physical, political, emotional, and metaphysical--as reflected in the characters' various disconnections. What emerges is a vision of humanity adrift in history, and a world in a state of disintegration. With an afterword by Simon Critchley, author of "The Book of Dead Philosophers"