Finch : A thrilling standalone from the Author of 'Annihilation'

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From the Author of Annihilation, now a major Film adaptation starring Natalie Portman.

Shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award and the Locus Award.

AMBERGRIS: 239 Manzikert Avenue, Apartment 525.

Two dead bodies lie on a dusty floor. One corpse is cut in half, the other is utterly unmarked. Only one is human.

Ambergris is occupied, ruined and rotting. Its buildings are crumbling, or mutating into moist and hostile new life forms. The population is brought to its knees by narcotics, detention camps and arbitrary acts of terror. And for motives unknown, the new masters of the city want this bizarre case closed. Now.

With no leads and one week to conclude his investigation, Detective John Finch is about to find himself in the cross-hairs of every spy, rebel, informer and traitor in town. And what he discovers will change Ambergris forever...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 325g
  • Corvus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1848874782
  • 9781848874787
  • 168,787

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I can't remember ever reading a book like Finch. Audacious... extravagant... macabre. I'm impressed * Stephen R. Donaldson * Fungal noir. Steampunk delirium. Paranoid spy thriller . . . A clear signal, if one were ever needed, that VanderMeer remains one of modern fantasy's most original and fearless pioneers * Richard K. Morgan * Wow, what a cool novel. Heavy with shadows and dark as sin detective fantasy... Hell I loved it. In fact, I'm a little jealous * Joe R. Lansdale * Finch just blew me to hell and gone... Think Cormac McCarthy... with an amazing nod to Lovecraft and still that doesn't capture the spell this novel casts * Ken Bruen * Fans of the avant garde will appreciate VanderMeer's latest work. VanderMeer skillfully pairs horror motifs with dreamlike imagery * Wall Street Journal * One of the most eagerly awaited books of the year... If H.P. Lovecraft had collaborated with Raymond Chandler the result might have been something like this... a chilling, thrillingly bizarre original * The Times *
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About Jeff Vandermeer

Jeff VanderMeer is a winner of two World Fantasy Awards and has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Bram Stoker Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. Finch was nominated for the World Fantasy Awards, the Nebula Awards and the Locus Awards.
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