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Publisher Description

A dizzying novel of deception and metempsychosis by the author of the National Book Award finalist Far North



Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead.

In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months, yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery involving unknown letters by the great Dr. Johnson grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure.
Marcel Theroux's Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
February 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
973.1
KB

Customer Reviews

One Suitcase ,

Well Written Sci Fi

Well written, reminiscent in places of the creepiness of Patrick McGrath’s best work, but the story failed to sustain my interest.

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