Infinite Ground (Paperback)Martin MacInnes (author)
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'Some best-kept secrets are best not kept...' Guardian, Books of 2016
Carlos has disappeared. A retired inspector takes the case, but what should be a routine investigation becomes something strange, even sinister. As the inspector relives and retraces the missing man's footsteps, the trail leads him away from the city sprawl and deep into the country's rainforest interior, where he encounters both horror and wonder.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 237 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Sublimely tricksy * Irish Times, Books of 2016 *
Weird, wonderful, totally indefinable -- Justine Jordan * Guardian, Books of 2016 *
A startlingly original mind... Fantastically ambitious * Scottish Review of Books, Books of 2016 *
Stunning... I doubt you've read anything quite like it -- Jeff VanderMeer, author of The Southern Reach trilogy
Alive with ideas and cock-eyed intelligence, brimming with passages of genuine brilliance... Infinite Ground does that magical thing that only the very best novels do: it makes you see the world afresh -- Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of His Bloody Project
Electrifying... Strange, terrifying, riveting, and written with scintillating intelligence -- Neel Mukherjee, author of The Lives of Others
A novel of intelligence, grace, cunning and warped imagination... A bravura performance -- Stuart Evers, author of Your Father Sends His Love
Labyrinthine, beautifully written and teeming with ideas... Frighteningly good -- Lee Rourke, author of Vulgar Things
A brave new voice ... Martin MacInnes is a writer to look out for' -- Jenni Fagan, author of The Sunlight Pilgrims
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