The Lunacy Commission (Paperback)
“Tidhar is a genius at conjuring realities that are just two steps to the left of our own.” –NPR
“A warped genius... There is no one like him.” – Ian McDonald
With an introduction by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of New York Times Bestseller Mexican Gothic
Lavie Tidhar’s ground-breaking, award winning novel A Man Lies Dreaming introduced Adolf Hitler as a down-at-heels private detective, forced to eke out a miserable living in 1930s London. Forgotten by history, the man now calling himself Wolf is the lowest of the low, suffering fresh humiliations at every turn.
Now Wolf is back, in five darkly comic new stories that see him take on blackmail, murder, and theft – not to mention his old comrades.
A brilliant alternate history noir with a heart, these stories are in turn shocking, horrifying and comic, as could only come from the mind of World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar.
PRAISE FOR LAVIE TIDHAR’S A MAN LIES DREAMING
JERWOOD FICTION UNCOVERED PRIZE WINNER 2015
BRITISH FANTASY AWARD NOMINEE 2015
PREMIO ROMA NOMINEE 2016
GEFFEN PRIZE NOMINEE 2019
DUBLIN LITERATURE AWARD LONGLIST 2016
“Complex, elusive and intriguing” –The Jerusalem Post
“Nasty, clever, waspish and witty… a brilliant and potent thought experiment” –The Sunday Herald
“Bold and unnerving” –NPR
“Damn good” –Jewish Book Council
“A wholly original Holocaust story: as outlandish as it is poignant.” –Kirkus (starred review)
“A vital, brilliant novel” –Barnes & Noble SFF Blog
“Outstanding and moving” –Maxim Jakubowski, LoveReading.co.uk
“Gripping… clever and thrilling work” –Buzz Magazine
“In turns brutal, harrowing, heartbreaking and intriguing…. [an] unforgettable novel.” –Gulf Weekly
“Poetic & terrible… quite incredible” –Tor.com
“A brilliant novel.” –Pop Verse
About the Author
Lavie Tidhar is author of Osama, The Violent Century, A Man Lies Dreaming, Central Station, and Unholy Land, as well as the Bookman Histories trilogy. His latest novels are By Force Alone, children’s book The Candy Mafia and comics mini-series Adler. His awards include the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the Neukom Prize and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize.