[Marxism] NEW IN PAPERBACK: WU MING'S ALTAI

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ALTAI: A NOVEL

by Wu Ming<http://www.versobooks.com/authors/459-daniel-bensaid>



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NEW IN PAPERBACK



A new mesmerizing historical epic from the Italian author collective, Wu Ming

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1413-altai



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When a fire rips through the Venetian Arsenal in 1569, the enigmatic Emanuele De Zante, spy-catcher and secret agent, is betrayed by his lover, imprisoned, and accused of treason. Given the chance to escape, he embarks on a trans-European odyssey that will test his loyalty and force him to question even his own identity.


Through a series of deadly political games leading all the way to the Sultan's palace in Constantinople, De Zante and his companions spiral headfirst toward a conflict in which the great empires of the Republic of Venice and the Ottomans threaten the very foundations of civilization.



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"Altai is a great historical thriller and the prose has all the surface glitter of the Grand Canal or the Golden Horn... For a city break in Venice, Dubrovnik or Istanbul, this is perfect read as it is." - Edward Stourton, Financial Times



"Altai, just like Q, is a triumph of swashbuckling storytelling" - Telegraph



"If you loved Q; no, if you were swept away by a passion that became an addiction to that monumental novel, take a deep breath and start reading again." - La Repubblica



"Fans of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, grab it now." - Independent



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Wu Ming is a collective of five Italian fiction writers, founded in Bologna in January 2000. They co-authored a number of books including 54 and the bestselling novel Q, under the previous pseudonym 'Luther Blissett.'
http://www.versobooks.com/authors/640-wu-ming



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Paperback, 320 pages / ISBN: 9781781681671 / February 2014 / $16.95 / ?8.99 / $18.95CAN



To learn more about ALTAI: A NOVEL and to purchase the book, please visit http://www.versobooks.com/books/1413-altai



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