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The Incarnations

(2014)
A novel by

 
'Mesmerising storytelling' New York Times

A New York Time Notable book of the year 2015

SHORTLISTED FOR THE KIRKUS REVIEW PRIZE 2015

'[A] kaleidoscopically imaginative novel... Barker stitches together an unnervingly perceptive portrait of China and of the enduring influence that its past has on the present' The New Yorker

'A thrilling journey through a thousand years of obsession and betrayal, this is the most extraordinary work of imagination you'll read all year' ADAM JOHNSON, Winner of the PULITZER Prize for Fiction 2013

'An extraordinary novel. Erudite, intriguing and compulsively readable, Susan Barker, a born story-teller, has written one of the most remarkable novels of recent years' JOHN BOYNE

'A brilliant, mind-expanding, and wildly original novel' CHRIS CLEAVE

'What a ferociously talented writer Susan Barker is. The Incarnations is a hallucinatory ride. Highly recommend' ANNA HOPE

Beijing, 2008, the Olympics are coming, but as taxi driver Wang circles the city's congested streets, he feels barely alive. His daily grind is suddenly interrupted when he finds a letter in the sunshade of his cab. Someone is watching him. Someone who claims to be his soulmate and to have known him for over a thousand years.

Other letters follow, taking Wang back in time: to a spirit-bride in the Tang Dynasty; to young slaves during the Mongol invasion; to concubines plotting to kill the emperor; to a kidnapping in the Opium War; and to Red Guards during the Cultural revolution.

And with each letter, Wang feels the watcher in the shadows growing closer ...

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Incarnations: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Barker
ISBN: 1-5011-0678-3 / 978-1-5011-0678-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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July 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Incarnations
Author(s): Susan Barker
ISBN: 0-85752-257-4 / 978-0-85752-257-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Incarnations: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Barker
ISBN: 1-5011-0679-1 / 978-1-5011-0679-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Incarnations
Author(s): Susan Barker
ISBN: 1-78416-000-8 / 978-1-78416-000-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Incarnations
Author(s): Susan Barker
ISBN: 0-85752-258-2 / 978-0-85752-258-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Incarnations: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Barker
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Incarnations: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Barker
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Incarnations
Author(s): Susan Barker
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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