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Communion Town - Sam Thompson

Communion Town - Sam Thompson

Title: Communion Town

Author:  Sam Thompson

ISBN:  9780007454761

Weight:  990 g

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Communion Town by Sam Thompson

Every city is made of stories: stories that meet and diverge, stories of the commonplace and the strange, of love and crime, of ghosts and monsters.

The iridescent, Man Booker longlisted Communion Town is reminiscent of David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, it is the story of a place that never looks the same way twice: a place imagined anew by each citizen who walks through the changing streets among voices half-heard, signs half-glimpsed and desires half-acknowledged.

This is the story of a city.

Peer & Press Reviews

This impressive debut captures a city’s shifting personality through ten stories.  With unanswered questions and Gothic tinges, its kaleidoscopic approach blends into one bewitching picture.

Sunday Telegraph

Dreamlike, gnarly and present, Communion Town shifts like a city walker, from street to street.

China Miéville

His writing is highly wrought and beautiful, with that sense of leisure and perfectionism one often finds hanging around the dreaming spires – he’s incredibly intelligent and assumes you are too.  As the ten stories unfold you’re left with a vivid picture of an imaginary city with its own character.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Communion Town
Sub title: A City in Ten Chapters
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: 4th Estate
Awards and prizes: Man Booker Prize 2012 – longlist
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780007454761
ISBN 10: 0007454767
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 278
Size (h x w x d): 223 x 142 x 27mm
Design Credits
Jacket image: Historic Map Works LLC

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