On her eighteenth birthday, Zuzanna Klajn receives the key to the mysteries behind her dead archaeologist father, and ﬁnds the City: the reﬂection of allcities ever built, by humans and others, in this universe and ones previous, a treasure trove of all knowledge and a battleﬁeld between Superpowers.What secrets of the City did Zuzanna’s father uncover? Can we inhabit the houses of gods and remain people? Which world does Zuzanna herself belong to, as a child of the City?
A black-bearded fat man with a little girl on his shoulders — they walked down these avenues and he showed her, uncomprehending, inhuman statues and hermetic houses, forbidden texts, invisible paintings, the terrible landscapes of the universe.Welcome to a walk down the streets of inﬁnity — to a pre-inﬁnity cityof mysteries.
With eyes wide open and jaws hanging ajar, across from three suns, ﬁve moons,purple plains, icy cemeteries, the smoke of volcanoes, black daybreaks — and those nameless ancient metropolises toward which the city forever sloped.