The award-winning cult classic. Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award
First things first, stay calm.
Eric Sanderson wakes up in a place he doesn’t recognise, unable to remember who he is. All he has left are journal entries recalling Clio, a perfect love now gone. As he begins to piece his memories back together, Eric finds that he is being hunted by a creature that moves in language, that swims through the currents of human interaction.
With the help of his cynical cat Ian, Eric must search for the Ludovician, the force that is threatening his life, and Dr Trey Fidorus, the only man who knows the truth.
“Inventive, funny and extremely smart … I nearly fell off my chair with admiration”
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“A fast, sharp-toothed work of genius. An instant classic”
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“Clever, exciting, funny and moving”
Steven Hall is the author of The Raw Shark Texts and was lead writer on the bestselling video game Battlefield 1, for which he received a Writer’s Guild nomination. The Raw Shark Texts, his debut novel, won the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. It was an international bestseller and has been translated into over thirty languages. In 2013, Hall was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. His long-anticipated second novel Maxwell’s Demon is forthcoming from Canongate in 2021.
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