Garland, Alex The Tesseract

ISBN 13: 9780141031781

The Tesseract

3.21 avg rating
( 4,816 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780141031781: The Tesseract

In less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husbandís car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who pays money for street-kidsí dreams. Tonight, these disparate lives will violently collide . . .

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

A single evening in Manila hints at shared consciousness and the circular nature of time and experience. More ambitious than his successful debut The Beach, Alex Garland's second novel follows three seemingly disparate stories that converge just this side of possible. Opening pages are reminiscent of a Raymond Chandler detective story: the dirty hotel room that "didn't know it was a hotel, or had forgotten"; the flinty, deep thinking protagonist; a meeting with rough-cut thugs. But just when we expect the arrival of the stock sultry woman, the cast of characters begins to assume the more recognisable aspects of ordinary life--to eerie effect.

Garland shows a talent for finely crafted phrases that emboss an image and encapsulate a moment. One minor character's brief sensory flashback provides more human insight than the pages of descriptive overload in the usual thriller. The Tesseract is an exciting tale that never stoops to the level of popcorn storytelling. --Samantha Starmer. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review:

Astonishing . . . A brilliantly structured, surprisingly compassionate novel, disguised as an exotic, speedy thriller ( Mail on Sunday )

Proves defiantly that Garland is far from a one-hit wonder ( Time Out )

A powerful narrative drive, exotic locations that unfold like a corrupt and mysterious flower, and a moody intelligence that holds everything together ( J.G. Ballard )

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Garland, Alex
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husband s car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who pays money for street-kids dreams. Tonight, these disparate lives will violently collide . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141031781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Garland, Alex
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801410317810000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Garland, Alex
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husband s car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who pays money for street-kids dreams. Tonight, these disparate lives will violently collide . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141031781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Garland, Alex
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 200mm x 126mm x 196mm. Paperback. In less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husband's car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 352 pages. 0.236. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141031781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Garland, Alex
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; In less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husband's car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who pays money for street-kids' dreams. Tonight, these disparate lives will violently collide . book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141031781_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Garland, Alex
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2007. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. In less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husband's car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who pays money for street-kids' dreams. Tonight, these disparate lives will violently collide. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 126 x 24. Weight in Grams: 236. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141031781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Garland, Alex
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. In less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husband's car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who pays money for street-kids' dreams. Tonight, these disparate lives will violently collide. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 126 x 24. Weight in Grams: 236. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141031781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 11.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Garland, Alex
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141031786. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141031786

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 11.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Garland, Alex
Published by Penguin (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2007. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780141031781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.30
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Garland, Alex
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141031786 ISBN 13: 9780141031781
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CP-9780141031781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 4.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book