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This Census-Taker

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Dimensions: L: 13.7cm x W: 1.8cm x H: 21.1cm

Product Code: 9781101967348

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For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Mieville. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR 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. *This book may have remainder mark*

Book Title This Census-Taker
ISBN 9781101967348
By Author(s) China Mi?ville
Publisher Del Rey
Pages 272
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.7cm x 1.8cm x 21.1cm
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