A thriller of a war that never was - of survival in an impossible city - of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Miville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new.1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andr Breton. In the strange games of dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world for ever.1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts - and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, Thibaut must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse.But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties - to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.
Publisher: Picador, UK, 2017
Used - As New. This is a Very Fine / Very Fine UK first edition hardcover published by Picador in 2016 AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR DIRECT TO THE TITLE PAGE. The jacket is Very Fine and unclipped.. The book is Very Fine and the copyright page has the run of number 192 OUT OF 250 present to confirm the first edition state