Jeffrey Ford The Beyond

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The Beyond

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Jeffrey Ford's World Fantasy Award-winner The Physiognomy introduce Cley, master of a twisted and terming science in a nightmare city. In the brilliantly audacious Memoranda , the reformed physiognomist embarked on a surreal quest through the mind of the monster who imagined the dark metropolis. Now comes the third and final leg of Cley's bizarre life journey. Cley has witnessed miracles, and both he and his world have bee changed by them. But now the former Physiognomist First Class must travel to the inconceivable ends of his world -- and into the perilous heart of a sentient wilderness. Only there, where demons and wraith feed on flesh and terror -- where astonishing sights and circumstance are commonplace -- can amends be made and the old Cley buried. But the Beyond has its needs and a living consciousness that encompasses all the wonders within its boundaries. And each step forward bring, Cley inescapable responsibilities as it carries him deeper into the core of legend and toward a mystery older than time.

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In Jeffrey Ford's World Fantasy Award-winning, New York Times Notable Book, The Physiognomy, the Physiognomist Cley destroys the Well-Built City and almost destroys the woman he loves. In the sequel, Memoranda, the ex-Physiognomist experiences one of the strangest adventures in all of fantasy fiction when he is forced to literally enter and explore the mad mind of his dying master, the murderous tyrant Drachton Below. Now Cley returns, along with Below's demon son, in The Beyond. The trilogy's concluding volume is slow to start and episodic, but also imaginative, unusual, and intelligent.

Cley wanders both literally and figuratively in the wilderness as he follows the woman he hideously harmed into the Beyond, a mysterious, bizarre, and frightening frontier between worlds. The demon Misrix uses the Physiognomist's powerful drug, sheer beauty, to watch his friend's journey, even as he pursues his own equally dangerous quest, the search for his humanity. --Cynthia Ward

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Jeffrey Ford is a professor of writing and early American literature at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey and the author of three previous novels: the award-winning New York Times Notable Book The Physiognomy, Memoranda, and The Beyond.

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