Cover of: The gone-away world | Nick Harkaway

The gone-away world

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A wildly entertaining novel, introducing a bold new voice that combines antic humor (think Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut) with a stunning futuristic vision (a la A Clockwork Orange and 1984) to give us an electrifyingly original tale of love, friendship and the apocalypse..A wildly entertaining debut novel, introducing a bold new voice that combines antic humour with a stunning futuristic vision to give us an electrifyingly original version of the apocalypse.The Jorgmund Pipe is the backbone of the world, and it's on fire. Gonzo Lubitsch, professional hero and troubleshooter, is hired to put it out – but there's more to the fire, and the Pipe itself, than meets the eye. The job will take Gonzo and his best friend, our narrator, back to their own beginnings and into the dark heart of the Jorgmund Company itself. From rural childhood in Cricklewood Cove to military service in a bewildering foreign war; from Jarndice University to the sawdust of the Nameless Bar; their story is the story of the Gone-Away World. It is the history of a friendship stretched beyond its limits; a tale of love and loss; of ninjas, pirates, politics; of curious heroism in strange and dangerous places.Part adventure, part comic odyssey, and part geek nirvana, this is The Gone-Away World.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PS3608.A7425 G66 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16656830M
Internet Archive
goneawayworld00hark
ISBN 13
9780307268860
LC Control Number
2008008701
Library Thing
5335951
Goodreads
2477117
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