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The Hair Carpet Makers

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Published: July 2020
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BIC Subject: Fiction in translation
Published By: Penguin Uk
 
Published: 02-Jul-2020
Format: Paperback, 304 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780241454718
Stock Code: 1454718
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In the dusty wastes of a far-flung planet, strange artisans toil. Like their fathers before them, they tie intricate knots out of the hair of their wives and daughters, slowly forming carpets. Delicate and unique, each carpet requires an entire lifetime of work - and all will be sold to pave the Emperor's palace.
Then, one day, the empire falls. Soon, strange men begin to arrive from the stars, in search of the carpets' true destination. What they discover will astonish them all...

Combining brilliant world-building with an irresistible sense of mystery, Andreas Eschbach's acclaimed space opera is also a compelling meditation on faith, fundamentalism and the meaning of life itself.In the dusty wastes of a far-flung planet, strange artisans toil. Like their fathers before them, they tie intricate knots out of the hair of their wives and daughters, slowly forming carpets. Delicate and unique, each carpet requires an entire lifetime of work - and all will be sold to pave the Emperor's palace.
Then, one day, the empire falls. Soon, strange men begin to arrive from the stars, in search of the carpets' true destination. What they discover will astonish them all...

Combining brilliant world-building with an irresistible sense of mystery, Andreas Eschbach's acclaimed space opera is also a compelling meditation on faith, fundamentalism and the meaning of life itself.
Andreas Eschbach is one of Germany's preeminent science fiction writers. Nine of his novels have been awarded the Kurd-La=witz-Preis, while four have received the prestigious Deutscher Science Fiction Preis.
 

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