Strange Bodies

Es gibt ein neues Buch von Marcel Theroux, der bereits 2011 mit einer leisen, unaufgeregten Dystopie in Deutschland überzeugen konnte (Weit im Norden, kongenial übersetzt von Oliver Plaschka) und der in Amerika den National Book Award absahnen durfte.

Marcel Theroux - Strange Bodies
Marcel Theroux – Strange Bodies
Amazon sagt (ich lass das mal in Englisch, weil: ihr seid ja alle selber groß) …

»Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead.

In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months, yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery involving unknown letters by the great Dr. Johnson grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure.
With echoes of Jorge Luis Borges and Philip K. Dick, Marcel Theroux’s Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.«

Wann gibt es das in Deutsch?