This Census-Taker

China Mieville

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 23-02-2017

£7.99

A stunning, uncanny and profoundly moving novella from multiple award-winning author China Mieville.

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Description

In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a 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?A novella filled with beauty, terror and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity.

Additional information

Weight 0.123 kg
Dimensions 10 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 160