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After James

Author: Helm, Michael

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart


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After James : <b>Shortlisted for the 2016 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize<br /> <br /> This breakout novel from Giller Prize finalist Michael Helm is a genre-bending work of astonishing vision and a dazzling story of our times.</b><br /> <br /> <br /> A neuroscientist retreats to a secluded cabin in the woods, intending to blow the whistle on a pharmaceutical company and its creativity drug gone wrong. A failed poet is lured to Rome as a "literary detective" to decode the work of a mysterious Internet poet who seems to write about murders with precise knowledge of private details. On the heels of a life crisis, a virologist discovers her identity has been stolen by a conceptual artist in whose work someone always goes missing. <i>After James</i> is an audacious, masterful novel, told in three connected parts, each gesturing toward a type of genre fiction -- the gothic horror, the detective novel, and the apocalyptic. As the novel unfolds in great cities, remote regions, and deadly borderlands, it weaves connections both explicit and subtle, pulling us deeper into a greater mystery that has come to define our times. Gorgeously written, alive with intelligence and wit, full of adventure and suspense, <i>After James</i> confirms Michael Helm's reputation as one of the most electrifying writers of his generation

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Fiction   Literary

ISBN 13:9780771038761
ISBN 10:0771038763
Size:8.50" l x 6.00" w x 1.40" h
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