Michael Marshall Smith’s surreal, groundbreaking, and award-winning debut which resonates with wild humour interlaced with dark recollections of an emotional minefield. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection.
Stark is the hero the future is waiting for – God help it. He’s smart, alarmingly cool, and has immaculate taste in shirts. He’s a troubleshooter in the City, a lawless sprawl of Neighbourhoods which covers the country from coast to coast. Each is totally geared to the desires of those who live in it, from can-do corporate types, through deranged criminals, to people who just don’t like loud noises.
Stark accepts a job from Zenda Renn, the human face of the Action Centre – where people who have to be doing something all the time hang out. Someone’s missing. Zenda needs him found, and soon.
In a world where the past and future, reality and dreams meet and have a fist fight, Stark is the only man who can make a difference. Time’s running out and there’s no going back. Only Forward.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
‘Smith delivers that rarest of commodities: a genuinely new twist with a punchline of Crying Game proportions’
‘A storytelling skill that can only be described as pure genius’
‘Very funny and decidedly surreal’ Empire
‘No one writes better than Smith about love: how it’s won, how it’s lost. No one writes better about being wasted – by drugs, by drink, by time. Nigh-on unique.’ i-D
"Extraordinary debut" Clive BarkerAbout the Author:
Smith lives in north London with his wife Paula, and is currently working on screenplays and his next book, while providing two cats with somewhere warm and comfortable to sit.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Voyager, 2002. New Ed. Book Condition: new. 1st Voyager Classic trade edition paperback new . In stock shipped from our UK warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # 51677
Book Description Voyager, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007127758