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A Man Lies Dreaming

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23rd October 2014

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444762969

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THE JERWOOD FICTION UNCOVERED PRIZE WINNER 2015
BRITISH FANTASY AWARD NOMINEE 2015
PREMIO ROMA NOMINEE 2016
LONGLISTED FOR THE DUBLIN LITERATURE PRIZE

‘Stunning’ – The Washington Post
‘Exceptional’ – Library Journal
‘Unmissable’ – The Telegraph


Sometimes, it takes a mass murderer to catch a serial killer . . .

London. 1939. Down these mean streets a man must go who is… very much mean. Once he was somebody, in Germany, before the Fall. But in this world the Nazis never came to power; and the man who now calls himself Wolf ekes out a miserable living as a private detective in Soho.

Enter Isabella Rubinstein: beautiful, glamorous – and Jewish. Her sister’s gone missing and Wolf, despite his hatred of her race, takes on the case.

The search takes Wolf across a city in the grip of the rise of a very British Fascism, and deep into a web of betrayal, deceit and murder. For a serial killer is now stalking Wolf, intent on reminding him of his former glory, and all that could have been.

The only question is, can Wolf stay alive long enough to find answers?

PRAISE FOR A MAN LIES DREAMING

‘Nasty, clever, waspish and witty . . . a brilliant and potent thought experiment’ – The Sunday Herald
‘Bold and unnerving’ – NPR
‘A wholly original Holocaust story: as outlandish as it is poignant.’ – Kirkus (starred review)
‘A vital, brilliant novel’ – Barnes & Noble SFF Blog
‘Outstanding and moving’ – Maxim Jakubowski, LoveReading.co.uk
‘Gripping . . . clever and thrilling work’ – Buzz Magazine
‘In turns brutal, harrowing, heartbreaking and intriguing . . . [an] unforgettable novel.’ – Gulf Weekly
‘poetic & terrible . . . quite incredible’ – Tor.com
‘A brilliant novel’ – Pop Verse

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