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The Escapement

Lavie Tidhar

256 pages
Tachyon Publications Llc
  • This unique, imaginative, and fantastical literary-Western recounts the journey of the Stranger, a lone gunslinger riding through an alternate-reality dreamscape. The Stranger seeks a mythical flower with curative powers, and he is undeterred by symbol-storms, double-crosses, gun battles, a train heist, and a timeless war between archetypes and gods of stone and shadow

  • With influences as broad as The Phantom Tollbooth, The Stand, Gilgamesh, the Wizard of Oz, Greek and Russian mythology, and more, The Escapement will appeal to a sophisticated e audience of cross-genre authors such as China Miéville, Jeff VanderMeer, and Shirley Jackson

  • World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar’s breakout novel Central Station (Tachyon Publications), received the Locus, John Campbell and Neukom Literary Arts Award, and was selected as a best novel of the year by NPR, Kirkus, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the UK Guardian

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  • Author Bio
    Lavie Tidhar (A Man Lies Dreaming, Unholy Land) is an acclaimed author of literature, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, and middle grade fiction. Tidhar received the Campbell and Neukom Literary awards for his breakout novel Central Station, which has been translated into more than ten languages. He has also received the British Science Fiction, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Awards. Tidhar's recent books include the Arthurian satire By Force Alone, and the series Adler. He is a book columnist for the Washington Post, and recently edited the Best of World SF anthology. Tidhar has lived all over the world, including Israel, Vanuatu, Laos, and South Africa, and he currently resides with his family in London.