Infinite Ground

Infinite Ground

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""Stunning--a totally original, surreal mystery shot through with hints of the best of Cesar Aira, Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, and Julio Cortazar. Smart, clever, and honest. I doubt you've read anything quite like it." --Jeff VanderMeer, author of The Southern Reachtrilogy During a sweltering South American summer, a family convenes for dinner at a restaurant. Midway through the meal, Carlos gets up from the table and disappears. An experienced, semi-retired detective takes the case, but what should be a routine investigation becomes something strange, intangible, even sinister. The corporation for which Carlos worked seems to serve no purpose; the staff talk of their missing colleague's alarming, shifting physical symptoms; a forensic scientist uncovers evidence of curious abnormalities in the thriving microorganisms that shared Carlos's body. As the detective re-lives and retraces the missing man's footsteps, the trail leads him away from the city sprawl and deep into the country's rainforest interior. A chilling police procedural that explodes into a dislocating investigation into the nature of reality, Infinite Ground is a luminous, sinister, and wholly original debut"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, 2017
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781612196855
Branch Call Number: M MACINNES
Characteristics: pages ; cm


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Jan 21, 2018

I don't know how to choose the number of stars for this book: excellent writing but so horrifying that I had to stop halfway through. If you wouldn't watch a horror movie, you might want to avoid this book.

Jan 08, 2018

Nightmarish descent into a claustrophobic, feverish ecology of existence. Infinite Ground provides a landscape of fluxional reality, escape from which is continually thwarted. MacInnes confronts the reader with a quandary: are the expository situations hallucinatory, or coercively conspiratorial by design. If the latter, by whom? This novel ought to appeal to connoisseurs of metaphysical mysteries.


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