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ISBN13: 9780553383560
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In his debut novel, literary alchemist Jeff VanderMeer takes us on an unforgettable journey, a triumph of the imagination that reveals the magical and mysterious city of Veniss through three intertwined voices. First, Nicholas, a would-be Living Artist, seeks to escape his demons in the shadowy underground-but in doing so makes a deal with the devil himself. In her fevered search for him, his twin sister, Nicola, spins her own unusual and hypnotic tale as she discovers the hidden secrets of the city. And finally, haunted by Nicolas sudden, mysterious disappearance and gripped by despair, Shadrach, Nicolas lover, embarks on a mythic journey to the nightmarish levels deep beneath the surface of the city to bring his love back to light. There he will find wonders beyond imagining…and horrors greater than the heart can bear.

By turns beautiful, horrifying, delicate, and powerful, Veniss Underground explores the limits of love, memory, and obsession in a landscape that defies the boundaries of the imagination. This special edition includes the short stories “The Sea, Mendeho, and Moonlight”; “Detectives and Cadavers”; and “A Heart for Lucretia” and the novella Balzacs War, offering a complete tour of the fantastic world of Veniss.

About the Author

Jeff VanderMeer is the author of two short story collections, City of Saints and Madmen and A Secret Life, and one novel, VENISS UNDERGROUND. He has also edited anthologies Leviathan 1, 2, and 3, and is the co-editor of The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases. He is a World Fantasy Award winner and Philip K. Dick award finalist.

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zhang, March 26, 2008 (view all comments by zhang)
A great retelling of the Orpheus Mythos and re-weaving of Dante's Inferno in a neo-Goth literary sideshow.
With shades of Joseph Conrad and Charles Dickens lurking in the wings.

Also echoes of great American novels like Moby Dick and Naked Lunch lurk underneath.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553383560
Author:
Vandermeer, Jeff
Publisher:
Spectra Books
Author:
VanderMeer, Jeff
Subject:
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Animal experimentation
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.16x5.22x.63 in. .49 lbs.

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