Capital (Hardcover)

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From the best-selling author of "The Debt to Pleasure," a sweeping social novel set at the height of the financial crisis.

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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393082074
SKU 225779122
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0393082075
Release Date 6/11/2012
Author Info
John Lanchester
John Lanchester has lived in Calcutta, Rangoon, Brunei, and Hong Kong. He attended St. John's College, Oxford. His work has included book reviewing, book editing, sports reporting and obituary writing, as well as restaurant reviewing. He has served as deputy editor of the London Review of Books.
Praise
"A remarkably vibrant and engrossing novel about what we truly value." (starred review)
"[R]ich in observation and warm in spirit."
"[A] convincing and entertaining look at modern life in urban Britain."
"[The author] at his best rendering characters, painting them like literary impasto into a huge monetary and moral still life."
"Lanchester, a brainy, pleasure-loving polymath . . . writes sagely and elegantly."
From the Publisher
Editors Note Celebrated novelist JohnLanchester (?an elegant and wonderfully witty writer??New York Times) returns with an epic novel that captures theobsessions of our time. It's 2008 and things are falling apart: Bear Stearnsand Lehman Brothers are going under, and the residents of Pepys Road, London?abanker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumor and hergraffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani shop owners and a shadowy refugee who worksas the meter maid, the young soccer star from Senegal and his minder?arereceiving anonymous postcards reading ?We Want What You Have.? Who is behindit? What do they want? Epic in scope yet intimate, capturing the ordinarydramas of very different lives, this is a novel of love and suspicion, offinancial collapse and terrorist threat, of property values going up andfortunes going down, and of a city at a moment of extraordinary tension.
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Number of Pages 0528
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

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