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The City & The City

4.5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE SEATTLE TIMES, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borl£ of the Extreme Crime Squad. To investigate, Borl£ must travel from the decaying Beszel to its equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the vibrant city of Ul Qoma. But this is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a seeing of the unseen. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, Borl£ is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of nationalists intent on destroying their neighboring city, and unificationists who dream of dissolving the two into one. As the detectives uncover the dead woman?s secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them more than their lives. What stands against them are murderous powers in Beszel and in Ul Qoma: and, most terrifying of all, that which lies between these two cities.

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Series: Random House Reader’s Circle
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Del Rey; Reprint edition (April 27, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 034549752X
ISBN-13: 978-0345497529
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches

Author

China Mi‚ville is the author of King Rat; Perdido Street Station, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award; The Scar, winner of the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Award; Iron Council, winner of the Locus Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award; Looking for Jake, a collection of short stories; and Un Lun Dun, his New York Times bestselling book for younger readers. He lives and works in London.

2 reviews for The City & The City

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I have awarded five stars to lesser books in the past, but now the bar has been raised; I know what a five-star novel is really like after reading _The City & The City_.

  2. 4 out of 5

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    A Different Beach Read! Recommended for mystery fans, sci-fi fans, alternative history fans even

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