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The Gone-Away World

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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. Equal parts raucous adventure, comic odyssey and Romantic Epic, "The Gone-Away World" is a story of– among other things – love and loss; of ninjas, pirates, politics; of curious heroism in strange and dangerous places; and of a friendship stretched beyond its limits. But it also the story of a world, not unlike our own, in desperate need of heroes – however unlikely they may seem.

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2009)

ISBN: 978-0-09-951997-3

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Nick Harkaway

Nick Harkaway
Born Nicholas Cornwell
1972
Cornwall, England
Occupation Novelist
Genres Fantasy
Notable work(s) The Gone-Away World

Nick Harkaway (born 1972 in Cornwall, England) is a novelist. He is the author of The Gone-Away World, a novel published in June 2008. He is the son of author John le Carré.[1]

Harkaway was educated at Clare College, Cambridge, where he studied philosophy, sociology and politics and took up Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu. He worked in the film industry before becoming an author.[2]

Contents

Novels

The Gone-Away World

The Gone-Away World is Harkaway's first novel. The rights were acquired by Heinemann in a seven-way auction in the summer of 2007 for a considerable advance of £300,000. At that time it went by the title, The Wages of Gonzo Lubitsch.[2] It concerns a number of ex-special operatives turned truckers who are hired to perform a dangerous mission in a post-Apocalyptic world. The story is told through the perspective of an unnamed narrator.[1]

Angelmaker

Angelmaker is Harkaway's second and currently unreleased novel. Little is known of its premise, though it is listed under the categories of "humour" and "espionage" by Random House, suggesting similar themes to Harkaway's first novel, The Gone-Away World. Angelmaker is due for release in March 2012.

Other Writing

  • The All and Nothing Days, a short story read on BBC Radio 3 ’s The Verb, February 2009[3]
  • Under Milky Way, also read on The Verb, September 2009[4]

Google Book Settlement

Although apparently a fan of Google generally, Harkaway has been an outspoken critic of the Google Book Search Settlement Agreement, posting on his blog[5] and speaking out on BBC Radio’s The World at One in May 2009, and appearing on a television debate with Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Tom Watson MP in September 2009.

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