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A Man Lies Dreaming
A Man Lies Dreaming Lavie Tidhar

'A twisted masterpiece' Guardian

1939. In a grotty corner of London, in a flat above a shop, a private eye known as Wolf keeps his office. The city is in the throes of a very British Fascism, and Wolf is far from the life he left behind in Germany, before the Fall. Business hasn't been good, so when a glamorous Jewish heiress comes through his door, he has no choice but to take on her case.

It's a decision Wolf will soon regret.

For in another time and place, a man lies dreaming. Once a Yiddish pulp writer, but now imprisoned in a hell of humanity's making, Shomer creates lurid tales of revenge in his sleep...

Prescient, darkly funny and wholly original, the award-winning A Man Lies Dreaming is a modern fable for our time.

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Science Fiction
15 Apr 2021 * 336pp * £7.99 * 9781801100618
'A twisted masterpiece ... A Holocaust novel like no other, Lavie Tidhar's A Man Lies Dreaming comes crashing through the door of literature like Sam Spade with a .38 in his hand. This is a shocking book as well as a rather brilliant one'
'Tidhar tightropes between fantasy, farce, and historical fiction, all while grounding things in brisk, gritty noir. Parallels to our current state of affairs abound, but if anything, they're simply symptoms of how the past can recycle itself in frightening new ways – a process that Dreaming compellingly picks apart and rewires. History isn't written by the winners or the losers, Tidhar illustrates, but by those who know how to shroud it and spin it the most entertainingly. Which only makes Dreaming all the more chilling'
'Tidhar knows how to say a great deal in very little. There is eloquence and gravitas in the sparseness and brevity of noir fiction when it is good, and Tidhar's is quite incredible'
'Tidhar truly is one of the key literary voices of the modern age ... A Man Lies Dreaming is a masterpiece'
The Fantasy Hive
Lavie Tidhar
Lavie Tidhar
Lavie Tidhar's novels include World Fantasy Award winner Osama, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner A Man Lies Dreaming (both recently reissued by Head of Zeus) and Campbell, Neukom and Chinese Nebula winner Central Station. His latest novel By Force Alone, the first in his Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet, is published by Head of Zeus. Described as 'An utterly original voice in contemporary fiction' and 'a genius of conjuring realities that are just two steps to the left of our own', Tidhar works across genres. His novels combine detective and thriller modes with poetry, science fiction and historical and autobiographical material to create a genre entirely of his own.
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