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This Census-Taker

China Miéville

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.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781509812134
Published: 25/02/2016

China Miéville

China Miéville

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

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