The Gone-Away World

Author(s): Nick Harkaway


The Jorgmund Pipe is the backbone of the world, and it's on fire. Gonzo Lubitsch, professional hero and troubleshooter, is hired to put it out - but there's more to the fire, and the Pipe itself, than meets the eye. The job will take Gonzo and his best friend, our narrator, back to their own beginnings and into the dark heart of the Jorgmund Company itself. Equal parts raucous adventure, comic odyssey and Romantic Epic, "The Gone-Away World" is a story of - among other things - love and loss; of ninjas, pirates, politics; of curious heroism in strange and dangerous places; and, of a friendship stretched beyond its limits. But it also the story of a world, not unlike our own, in desperate need of heroes - however unlikely they may seem.


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The literary debut of 2008 - part adventure, part comic opera, part geek nirvana

Nick Harkaway was born in Cornwall in 1972. He studied philosophy, sociology, and politics at Clare College, Cambridge, and then worked in the film industry. The Gone-Away World is his first novel. He lives in London with his wife.

General Fields

  • : 9780099519973
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Windmill Books
  • : December 2008
  • : 197mm X 131mm X 38mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nick Harkaway
  • : Paperback
  • : 4-Dec
  • : 823.92
  • : 592