Strange Bodies (Paperback)

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This one makes you think and entertains in equal measure.A literary thriller for people who read older classics and claim they dont like mysteries. (Like me.) An English professor has come back from the dead, or at least a body claims he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, along with Dr. Samuel Johnson. Are they who they say they are...what is a soul....and as for the Russians? Makes you think and entertains in equal measure.

— From Abe

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AN AMBITIOUS AND WHOLLY ORIGINAL NOVEL OF DECEPTION AND PSYCHOSIS BY THE AUTHOR OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FAR NORTH

Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead.

In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months. Yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery, involving unseen letters by the great Dr. Johnson, grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure.
Marcel Theroux's Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.

About the Author


MARCEL THEROUX is the author of several novels, including Far North, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. He lives in London, where he also works as a documentary filmmaker and television presenter.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250062260
ISBN-10: 1250062268
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English