“With this novel Lavie Tidhar mixes hardboiled noir, dystopia and magical realism to create a dark and thought provoking novel, sure to compel the reader whilst making them face the darker sides of humanity. It is a book about war, power, politics and religion whilst being a page turning thriller which gives a new and unusual twist on tales of World War II and the holocaust.”
Simon Savidge, blogger and journalist
Deep in the heart of history’s most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Auschwitz, Shomer spends his nights imagining another world – a world where a disgraced former dictator now known only as Wolf ekes out a miserable existence as a low-rent PI in London’s grimiest streets. An extraordinary story of revenge and redemption, A Man Lies Dreaming is the unforgettable testament to the power of imagination.
About Lavie Tidhar:
Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award winning author of THE VIOLENT CENTURY, Osama, of The Bookman Histories trilogy and many other works. He also won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, and was nominated variously for BSFA, Campbell, Sturgeon, Kitschie Red Tentacle, and Sidewise awards. He currently resides in London.
Lavie can be found online at http://lavietidhar.wordpress.com or on twitter @lavietidhar.
A Man Lies Dreaming is published by Hodder.