Autumn in Peking takes place in an imaginary desert called Exopotamie, where a train station and a railway line are under construction. Homes are destroyed to lay the lines, which turn out to lead nowhere. In part a satire on the reconstruction of postwar Paris, Vian's novel also conjures a darker version of Alice in Wonderland .

Autumn in Peking 2012, Tamtam Books, Los Angeles, Calif.

ISBN-13: 9780966234640

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