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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

作者 : Natasha Pulley

出版社 : BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING

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定價 : NT 440

售價79折, NT348

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能預測所有即將發生的事件的男人,會帶來什麼樣的威脅?
當可能轉變為必然,未來將如何影響現在?

一鳴驚人的首部小說、國際媒體好評不斷!
融合歷史事件與奇幻元素,開啟通往詭譎過去的大門

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◎《出版者周刊》2015年夏季最佳書籍!
◎ 亞馬遜網路書店近200人四顆星推薦!


1883年,維多利亞時代的英國倫敦。

電報員Thaniel Steepleton在公寓房間裡,發現神祕的金色懷錶。六個月後,這支錶竟讓他避開大規模的爆炸案,間接拯救了他的性命!他找到謎樣的懷錶製作者Keita Mori,一位來自日本的移民,為人和善,過著孤獨的生活。然而,在發生一連串難以解釋的事件後,Thaniel察覺,看似無害的鐘錶匠Keita,似乎隱藏著什麼不可告人的秘密!而當牛津大學的物理學家Grace Carrow,不知不覺進入他們的生活,一切變得更加複雜,事情逐漸失控……

本書以奇幻與歷史元素包裝,探討人類對社會與科學的看法,也引發對於時間、命運、機會與自由意志的思考。現在就回到英國維多利亞時代的倫敦,踏上哲學的冒險旅程!

SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUTHORS' CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BETTY TRASK PRIZE 2016 FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016 An International Bestseller / A Guardian Summer Read / An Amazon Best Book of the Month / A Goodreads Best Book of the Month / A Buzzfeed Summer Read / A Foyles Book of the Month / A Huffington Post Summer Read / A Yorkshire Post Book of the Week In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow.

But he has worse fears than generous burglars; he is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just received a threat for what could be the largest-scale Fenian bombing in history. When the watch saves Thaniel's life in a blast that destroys Scotland Yard, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori - a kind, lonely immigrant who sweeps him into a new world of clockwork and music. Although Mori seems harmless at first, a chain of unexpected slips soon proves that he must be hiding something. Meanwhile, Grace Carrow is sneaking into an Oxford library dressed as a man.

 A theoretical physicist, she is desperate to prove the existence of the luminiferous ether before her mother can force her to marry. As the lives of these three characters become entwined, events spiral out of control until Thaniel is torn between loyalties, futures and opposing geniuses. Utterly beguiling, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street blends historical events with dazzling flights of fancy to plunge readers into a strange and magical past, where time, destiny, genius - and a clockwork octopus - collide.
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