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Set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall of Communism, "Men in Space" follows a cast of dissolute Bohemians, political refugees, football referees, deaf police agents, assassins and stranded astronauts as they chase a stolen icon painting from Sofia to Prague and beyond. The icon's melancholy orbit is reflected in the various characters' ellipses and near misses as they career vertiginously through all kinds of space: physical, political, emotional and metaphysical. What emerges is a vision a world in a state of disintegration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846880568
ISBN-10: 1846880564
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 21mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Alma Books Ltd
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Publish Date: 13-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy was born in 1969 and lives in London. He is known for the reports, manifestos and media interventions he has made as General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network. His nonfiction book Tintin and the Secret of Literature was published by Granta Books in 2006.

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