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A Man Lies Dreaming (Digital Audiobook)

By Lavie Tidhar, Andrew Wincott (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 19, 2021

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/2/2021)
Paperback (5/25/2021)
Hardcover (3/15/2016)
Paperback (5/2/2017)

March 2016 Indie Next List

“Tidhar's brilliant novel channels pulp fiction conventions to grapple with the horrors of the Holocaust. In its opening pages, readers are dropped into late 1930s England where Oswald Mosley is about to become prime minister and Hitler, whose Nazi party was defeated by the Communists, is a down-at-the-heels private investigator, a sad and tortured little man. As it turns out, this alternate history is a fever dream of a prisoner at Auschwitz. Who is to say that turning the powerful into the defeated -- even as a fantasy -- isn't an important tool in coping with brutality and dehumanization?”
— Anmiryam Budner (E), Main Point Books, Bryn Mawr, PA
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Description

Since its original 2014 publication, A Man Lies Dreaming has been translated into multiple languages and gained a cult following for its dark humor, prescient politics, and powerful exploration of the impossibility of fantasy.



1939: Adolf Hitler, fallen from power, seeks refuge in a London engulfed in the throes of a very British Fascism. Now eking a miserable living as a down-at-heels private eye and calling himself Wolf, he has no choice but to take on the case of a glamorous Jewish heiress whose sister went missing.



It's a decision Wolf will very shortly regret.



For in another time and place a man lies dreaming: Shomer, once a Yiddish pulp writer, who dreams lurid tales of revenge in the hell that is Auschwitz.



Prescient, darkly funny, and wholly original, the award-winning A Man Lies Dreaming is a modern fable for our time that comes "crashing through the door of literature like Sam Spade with a .38 in his hand" (Guardian).


About the Author

Lavie Tidhar is the author of the breakout Campbell and Neukom award-winning novel Central Station, which has been translated into ten languages. He has also received the British Science Fiction, Neukom Literary, and World Fantasy awards. Tidhar was born in Israel, grew up on a kibbutz, has lived in South Africa, Laos, and Vanuatu, and currently resides in London.