Men in Space

Men in Space

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Set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall of Communism, "Men in Space" follows a cast of dissolute Bohemians, political refugees, football referees, deaf police agents, assassins and stranded astronauts as they chase a stolen icon painting from Sofia to Prague and beyond. The icon's melancholy orbit is reflected in the various characters' ellipses and near misses as they career vertiginously through all kinds of space: physical, political, emotional and metaphysical. What emerges is a vision of humanity adrift in history, and a world in a state of disintegration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
  • Surrey, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1846880335
  • 9781846880339
  • 1,322,032

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'McCarthy's prose is precise and unpretentious' The Independent 'A writer with ideas and talent' The Guardian
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About Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy was born in 1969 and lives in London. He is known for the reports, manifestos and media interventions he has made as General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network. His first novel Remainder was published by Alma in 2006.
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520 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 16% (82)
4 40% (208)
3 34% (175)
2 9% (46)
1 2% (9)
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