Carl is brutally assaulted in an underground train while protecting a young woman from a gang of thugs. Beaten unconscious, he lies for days in a hospital bed. On discharge Carl starts to notice strange leaps in time, distortions in his experience. Is he truly interacting with the outside world, or could he still be in the coma?
The Coma is the new novel from Alex Garland - a gripping mystery and stylistic tour de force that delves deep into the subconscious mind, with brilliantly disturbing results. It is illustrated with 45 woodcuts by Nicholas Garland.