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The Folded Man

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
In 2018, Manchester is a rotten city propped up by a few bad men. The first industrial city is dying - its people left to fend for themselves. Now, the only currency is trust and Brian Meredith - addict, depressive, wheelchair-bound - has new trouble with old problems. It doesn't help that Brian is a mermaid. Born with sirenomelia to Jehovah's Witnesses, his legs are fused from thigh to foot. His mother brought him up as a myth - hiding the truth, or otherwise helping him to repress it. And in this decaying city, where grey morals match grey skies, Brian's condition is something both friends and enemies will use. Sitting somewhere between literary fiction, crime and sci-fi, it's an exhilarating, challenging and wildly daring debut novel that addresses the fears of now through an idea of tomorrow. The Folded Man was given second place in the fiercely competitive Dundee International Book Prize by judges Stephen Fry and Philip Pullman. ""Hill's frightening dystopian vision of Britain's near future. . . Some combination of Raymond Chandler, Trainspotting, and Philip K. Dick, Hill's unsettling novel is not an escapist fantasy, but rather a call to arms, a plea to change the future.""--Publishers Weekly, Aug. 26, 2013

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Captures the shell and essence of Britain." - Stephen Fry


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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: The Folded Man
Author(s): Matt Hill
ISBN: 1-223-05537-X / 978-1-223-05537-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sandstone Pr Ltd
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Folded Man
Author(s): Matt Hill
ISBN: 1-908737-34-4 / 978-1-908737-34-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Folded Man
Author(s): Matt Hill
ISBN: 1-908737-35-2 / 978-1-908737-35-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sandstone Press
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU