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This Census-Taker by China Miéville
Cover Artist: Mt. Huangcshan © Wusheng Wang
Del Rey Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781101967348
Date: 03 January 2017 List Price $15.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Product Description: In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries--and fails--to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape.

When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over.

But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether?

Filled with beauty, terror, and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity.

Read our review of This Census-Taker in our January 2016 issue.

(Source: Del Rey)

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