City of saints and madmen: Ambergris Series, Book 1

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Once upon a time, on the banks of the River Moth, a city sprang up like no other in or out of history. Founded on the blood of the original inhabitants, the stealthy gray caps, and steeped for centuries in the aftermath of that struggle, Ambergris has become a cruelly beautiful metropolis--a haven for artists and thieves, for composers and murderers. City includes the World Fantasy Award-winning novella The Transformation of Martin Lake.
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9780307417923
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display_description In City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. This is an invitation to a place unlike any you've ever visited - an invitation delivered by one of our most audacious and astonishing literary magicians. City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervor and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading - and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he's made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he's really from a place called Chicago ... By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and "eyewitness" reports invokes a universe within a puzzlebox where you can lose - and find - yourself again. --publisher's description.
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subject_facet Ambergris (Imaginary place) -- Fiction, Fantasy fiction, American, Imaginary books and libraries -- Fiction
title_display City of saints and madmen
title_full City of Saints and Madmen Ambergris Series, Book 1, City of saints and madmen / Jeff VanderMeer ; introduction by Michael Moorcock
title_short City of saints and madmen
title_sub Ambergris Series, Book 1
topic_facet Ambergris (Imaginary place), Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, American, Fiction, Imaginary books and libraries, Short Stories