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This Census-Taker
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This Census-Taker

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Author: China Miéville
Publisher: Del Rey, 2016
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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Horror
Sub-Genre Tags: Weird (Fantasy)
Weird (Horror)
Psychological
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Hugo Award nominated novella.

In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape.

When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over.

But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether?

Filled with beauty, terror and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity.


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