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The Drowning City Paperback – 1 September 2009

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Lush, evocative. Amanda Downum creates a richly relaised, refreshingly Eastern world full of charms and spirits, espionage and ibtrigue and the wars of great power fought by proxy - Brent Weeks

Downum effectively combines action, magic, police procedure and political intrigue in this complex and striking debut. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Like the worlds she imagines, the words of Amanda Downum are lyrical, persuasive, and evocative. If you read only one first novel this year, read this one. I promise it's good - Elizabeth Bear

Intense, atmospheric fun - STRANGE HORIZONS

A very enjoyable first novel - SFREVU

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The first instalment in a powerful adventure of political intrigue, espionage and assassins.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit; 1st edition (1 September 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1841498149
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1841498140
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 10.8 x 2.21 x 17.8 cm
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Amanda was born in Virginia, and has since then spent time in Indonesia, Micronesia, Missouri, and Arizona, with brief layovers in California and Colorado. In 1990 she was sucked into the gravity well of Texas, and hasn't managed to escape. Yet.

She lives in Austin, where she can be found haunting absinthe bars, goth clubs, rock gyms, and other liminal spaces. Her other hobbies include cooking hearts and hiking. Her day job sometimes lets her dress as a giant worm.

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