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The City, Awake (Paperback)

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    Barlow's metaphysical noir The City, Awake is a novel of chemically induced amnesia, doppelgAngers, fanatics, and killers. Saul, a man without a history, awakes in a hotel room with a note in his pocket. Hunting for answers, he must survive rival assassins, a millionaire with an axe to grind, a shape-shifting femme fatal, a silent hit man, and a psychotic who is only looking for an exit. Barlow evokes a vast mid-century modernist cityscape in prose that is by turns hard-boiled, then unexpectedly psychedelic and delicate. With temporal and spatial distortions reminiscent of A. E. van Vogt's The World of Null-A, the novel that inspired Godard's Alphaville, this is a vivid investigation of identity, scientific speculation, and Biblical Apocrypha. The City, Awake is a mirror maze of dark streets and darker secrets.

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780998433905
    ISBN-10: 099843390X
    Publisher: Stalking Horse Press
    Publication Date: March 8th, 2017
    Pages: 232
    Language: English