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Angelmaker

Angelmaker

Angelmaker

From the acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World - a new riveting action spy thriller, blistering gangster noir, and howling absurdist comedy: a propulsively entertaining tale about a mobster's son and a retired secret agent who are forced to team up to save the world.

All Joe Spork wants is a quiet life. He repairs clockwork and lives above his shop in a wet, unknown bit of London. The bills don't always get paid and he's single and has no prospects of improving his lot, but at least he's not trying to compete with the reputation of Mathew 'Tommy Gun' Spork, his infamous criminal dad.

Edie Banister lives quietly and wishes she didn't. She's nearly ninety and remembers when she wasn't. She's a former superspy and now she's... well... old. Worse yet, the things she fought to save don't seem to exist any more, and she's beginning to wonder if they ever did.

When Joe fixes one particularly unusual device, his life is suddenly upended. The client? Unknown. And the device? It's a 1950s doomsday machine. And having triggered it, Joe now faces the wrath of both the government and a diabolical South Asian dictator, Edie's old arch-nemesis. With Joe's once-quiet world now populated with mad monks, psychopathic serial killers, scientific geniuses and threats to the future of conscious life in the universe, he realises that the only way to survive is to muster the courage to fight, help Edie complete a mission she gave up years ago, and pick up his father's old gun...

"A puzzle box of a novel as fascinating as the clockwork bees it contains, filled with intrigue, espionage and creative use of trains. As if that were not enough to win my literary affection, Harkaway went and gave me a raging crush on a fictional lawyer. Still, I will hand Angelmaker to people and tell them to read it for the dog. That way they can discover the multitude of additional reasons to read it on their own."
- Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus

"From the acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World - a new riveting action spy thriller, blistering gangster noir, and howling absurdist comedy..."
- Wonsa.co.za

"Fantasy gives Harkaway the freedom to tell the story through picaresque journeys, eccentric metaphors and extravagant plot leaps without the tedious breakfast-table minutiae of the Hampstead Novel."
- Gwen Ansell, Mail & Guardian


» Author: Nick Harkaway
» Title: Angelmaker
» ISBN: 9780434020959
» Format: Trade Paperback
» Release Date: March 2012
» Imprint: William Heinemann
» Pages: 576
» Price: R240.00
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