Men in Space

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Alma Books, 2007 - Fiction - 278 pages
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 from Sofia to Prague and beyond. The icon's melancholy orbit is reflected in the characters' ellipses through all kinds of space--physical, political, emotional and metaphysical--producing a vision of humanity adrift in history and a world in a state of disintegration."McCarthy's prose is precise and unpretentious." (Independent)"A writer with ideas and talent." (Guardian)

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Issued now for the first time in the United States, this intriguing first novel from the acclaimed British author of C mostly takes place in the heady atmosphere of 1990s Prague. McCarthy deftly knits ... Read full review

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A superb novel from an author who in the space of two books has shown remarkable virtuosity, confidence and dexterity. Some similar themes to Remainder emerge but in many ways this strikes me as even ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Tom McCarthy 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. He is the author of Remainder and Tintin and the Secret of Literature.

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