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Shriek

(2006)
An Afterword
(The second book in the Ambergris series)
A novel by

 
 
Narrated with flamboyant intensity by one-time society figure Janice Shriek, and presenting a vivid gallery of strange characters and even stranger events, this is an account of the adventures of her brother Duncan, a historian obsessed with a doomed love affair and a dark secret that may kill or transform him. It involves, too, a war between rival publishing houses which threatens to change Ambergris forever, and rivalry with a marginalised race known as the "grey caps" who, armed with advanced fungal technologies, wait underground for their chance to recover the city that was once theirs. This story of the family, "Shriek" is an exotic and colourful novel of love, life and death which brings to fruition the author's genius for capturing the truly weird.

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"Unsettling, erudite, dark, shot through with unexpected humour. Ambergris is one of my favourite haunts in fiction." - China Miéville

"Playful, poignant, and utterly, wildly imaginative." - Peter Straub


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Used availability for Jeff Vandermeer's Shriek

Hardback Editions

August 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shriek: An Afterword
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-7653-1465-7 / 978-0-7653-1465-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-5098-4814-2 / 978-1-5098-4814-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-5098-4323-X / 978-1-5098-4323-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shriek: An Afterword
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4472-6315-4 / 978-1-4472-6315-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4472-6531-9 / 978-1-4472-6531-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shriek: An Afterword
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-7653-1466-5 / 978-0-7653-1466-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2007 : UK Paperback

Title: Shriek
Author(s): Jeff Vandermeer
ISBN: 0-330-77004-7 / 978-0-330-77004-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shriek: An Afterword
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0-330-44004-7 / 978-0-330-44004-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shriek: An Afterword
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 1-4050-5360-7 / 978-1-4050-5360-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris Book 2)
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK