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A Man of Shadows

“Noon is the Lewis Carroll of Manchester’s housing estates: eccentric, surreal, and ready to take everything to its most absurd conclusion. In Noon’s stories the cocktail of alienation, narcotics and gadgetry fizzes with energy.”
The Times

In a city divided into zones of perpetual Day, Night and Dusk, a lowly private eye attempts to save a teenage girl from the evil forces that seek to destroy her.

File Under: Science Fiction

Publishing on 01 Aug 2017
SKU: AR9780857666710
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Below the neon skies of Dayzone – where the lights never go out, and night has been banished – lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case. His quest takes him from Dayzone into the permanent dark of Nocturna.

As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city’s fate. In the end, there’s only one place left to search: the shadow-choked zone known as Dusk.


A Man of Shadows


Jeff Noon



Publication date

01 Aug 2017

Cover Art Will Staehle

1st August 2017 | 9780857666710 | Epub & Mobi | RRP £5.49 / US$6.99 / CAN $7.99

US Print

1st August 2017 | 9780857666703 | Trade Paperback | RRP US$14.99 CAN$16.99

UK Print

3rd August 2017 | 9780857666697 | Paperback | RRP £8.99

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Praise and Reviews for Jeff Noon:

“To say that Jeff Noon is a talented author is like saying that Neil Armstrong has travelled a bit.”

“[Vurt is] an intense, blistering story about the price of knowledge, full of dreaminess and borderlands and razor blades”
Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City

Jeff Noon is an award-winning British cult novelist, short story writer and playwright. He won the Arthur C Clarke Award for Vurt, the John W Campbell award for Best New Writer, a Tinniswood Award for innovation in radio drama and the Mobil prize for playwriting. He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His work spans SF and fantasy genres, exploring the ever-changing borderzone between genre fiction and the avant-garde.

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