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This Census-Taker
Author: China Mieville

ISBN: 9781509812141
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 8 March 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.9
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?

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

About the Author

China Miéville is the multiple award-winning author of many books, including The City & The City, Embassytown and Perdido Street Station. He lives and works in London.

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