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Book Pick: The City & the City – Metro US

Book Pick: The City & the City

Author: China Miéville
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Price: $30 (Hardcover)

In a dark, distant future, Inspector Tyador Borlú is investigating a woman’s murder in the European city of Beszel. But when he senses the case is related to greater, more lethal schemes, Inspector Borlú decides to take his case international. But “international” to the residents of Beszel actually means travelling to the city Ul Qoma, which inhabits the exact same physical geography as Beszel, separated by space and time. When Borlú ventures out of his city, he’s faced with more than just a crime to solve, but the highly divisive attitudes of each city’s dwellers and their motivations to overtake their rival metropolis.

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