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The City in the Middle of the Night

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
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"If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams...And from there, it's easy to control our entire lives."

From the brilliant mind of Charlie Jane Anders ("A master absurdist" - New York Times; "Virtuoso" - NPR) comes a new novel of Kafkaesque futurism. Set on a planet that has fully definitive, never-changing zones of day and night, with ensuing extreme climates of endless, frigid darkness and blinding, relentless light, humankind has somehow continued apace - though the perils outside the built cities are rife with danger as much as the streets below.

But in a world where time means only what the ruling government proclaims, and the levels of light available are artificially imposed to great consequence, lost souls and disappeared bodies are shadow-bound and savage, and as common as grains of sand. And one such pariah, sacrificed to the night, but borne up by time and a mysterious bond with an enigmatic beast, will rise to take on the entire planet--before it can crumble beneath the weight of human existence.

    

Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Hardback

Title: The City in the Middle of the Night
Author(s): Charlie Jane Anders
ISBN: 0-7653-7996-1 / 978-0-7653-7996-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA