Gods without Men

Author(s): Hari Kunzru


It's 2008. The California desert. A four-year-old autistic boy, Raj Matharu, disappears in the wilderness, plunging his wealthy New York parents into the surreal public hell of a media witch-hunt. But the desert is inexplicable and miraculous, and the Matharus' fate is bound up with that of others: a debauched British rock star, on the run from a failed relationship and the sordid excesses of his life; a former member of an extraterrestrial-worshipping cult, now middle-aged but still haunted by transcendent callings; and a teenage Iraqi refugee, who befriends a young black Marine while playing the role of 'Iraqi villager' in a military simulation exercise. Their lives converge in an odd, remote town, near a rock formation called The Pinnacles - and among the tangled echoes and stories of all those who have travelled before them through this brutally powerful landscape.


A branching and multilayered novel by one of our most acclaimed writers, and a compulsively readable journey into the twists and turns of a handful of human lives, Gods Without Men is a heartfelt exploration of our search for pattern and meaning in a random and chaotic universe.


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Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission and My Revolutions and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780241143117
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • : July 2011
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : books

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  • : Hari Kunzru
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 400