The Escapement [Signed Slipcase] Lavie Tidhar
A NOVEL by Lavie Tidhar
CATEGORY Surreal Western Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE December 2021
COVER & BOOK DESIGN Pedro Marques
SLIPCASE ARTWORK Sarah Anne Langton
Signed Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-78636-829-4
Housed in an illustrated slipcase and limited to 100 copies signed by the author
ABOUT THE BOOK
Into the reality called the Escapement rides the Stranger, a lone gunman on a quest to rescue his son from a parallel world. But it is too easy to get lost on a shifting landscape full of dangerous versions of his son's most beloved things: cowboys gone lawless, giants made of stone, downtrodden clowns, ancient battles, symbol storms, and shadowy forces at play.But the flower the Stranger seeks still lies beyond the Mountains of Darkness. Time is running out, as he journeys deeper and deeper into the secret heart of an unforeseen world. In his most compelling work to date, Lavie Tidhar has delivered a multicolored tapestry of dazzling imagery. The Escapement is an epic, wildly original chronicle of the extraordinary lengths to which one will go for love.
"Lavie Tidhar is a voice to be reckoned with. With The Escapement, he fearlessly crests the wave of the New New Weird with a wild, decadent hybrid of The Dark Tower and Carnivale. A vivid beach read, if the beach was made of greasepaint and gunpowder."—Catherynne M. Valente
“To say The Escapement is unique sells it way short. It's part weird western and part quest; half dream and half epic adventure tale set in a memorable Daliesque landscape. Tidhar lets his imagination run wild in this vivid book, all told in spare, beautiful prose.”—Richard Kadrey, bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series.
The Escapement is absorbing, bizarre, haunting, and compelling. Lavie Tidhar continues to shatter the boundaries of literary and genre fiction with a novel that is equal parts horrifying dreamscape and an affecting meditation on parental love. There are a lot of books out there, but this is an experience.”—David Liss, author of The Peculiarities
"The Man With No Name travels through an impossibly alien world peopled by brutalized clowns, superhuman bounty hunters, and titanic monsters indifferent to human suffering. Tidhar's brand of surreal pulp continues to be one of the few truly distinctive voices in genre fiction." —Daniel Polansky