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Strange Bodies

Strange Bodies

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9780571279807
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About the Book

Nicholas Slopen has been dead for months. So when a man claiming to be Nicholas turns up to visit an old girlfriend, deception seems the only possible motive. Yet nothing can make him change his story.

From the secure unit of a notorious psychiatric hospital, he begins to tell his tale: an account of attempted forgery that draws the reader towards an extraordinary truth - a metaphysical conspiracy that lies on the other side of madness and death.

Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.

Nicholas Slopen has been dead for months. So when a man claiming to be Nicholas turns up to visit an old girlfriend, deception seems the only possible motive. Yet nothing can make him change his story. From the secure unit of a notorious psychiatric hospital, he begins to tell his tale: an account of attempted forgery that draws the reader towards an extraordinary truth - a metaphysical conspiracy that lies on the other side of madness and death. Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.
  • Marcel Theroux

    Marcel Theroux is the author of five novels: A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase (winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award), Far North (shortlisted for America's prestigious National Book Award), and Strange Bodies.

    He lives in London.

“A chilling and thrilling parable for our times.”
- Observer, Paperback of the Week
“The unfolding of the narrative is genuinely eerie, but the richness of allusion and elegance of design as much an enquiry into language and identity as a high-concept literary thriller. Its exploration of human vulnerability, the notion that consciousness may be no more than "a trick of the light", is moving as well as though-provoking, as elegiac as it is gripping.”
- Justine Jordan, Guardian