The Hair Carpet Weavers

The Hair Carpet Weavers

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 06/08/2020
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In a distant universe, since the beginning of time, workers have spent their lives weaving intricate carpets from the hair of women and girls. But why? Andreas Eschbach's mysterious, poignant space opera explores the absurdity of work and of life itself.

'A novel of ideas that evokes complex emotions through the working out of an intricate and ultimately satisfying plot, with echoes of Gene Wolfe, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Isaac Asimov' The New York Times Book Review

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241454718
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 187g
  • Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 18 mm

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The Hair Carpet Weavers
Superb thoughtful scifi in the European tradition of Lem and the Strugatskys
The Hair Carpet Weavers starts with just that. The first chapter tells the story of a hair-carpet weaver - a man spending his entire life, as his predecess... READ MORE
Trevelyan wright
The Hair Carpet Weavers
A work of pure genius
"The Hair-Carpet Weavers" is a work of pure genius. The story moves along and grows by changing the focus onto a different character in each chapter, makin... READ MORE
Dawn Lewis
The Hair Carpet Weavers
Little Stories Everywhere
Wow. Where to begin with this? The best way for me to describe this book is to compare it to a delicious glass of heavy nuanced red wine. Full of layers an... READ MORE
Lara Olafisoye
The Hair Carpet Weavers
Very Enjoyable
I found this an original and satisfying novel. Despite one or two chapters that felt out of place and a degree of predictability in the themes that emerged... READ MORE
Eleanor Diamond