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By Sebastian Faulks

ISBN-10: 0091794455

ISBN-13: 9780091794453

A robust modern novel set in London from a grasp of literary fiction.

London, the week ahead of Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we stick with the lives of 7 significant characters: a hedge fund supervisor attempting to deliver off the most important alternate of his occupation; a certified footballer lately arrived from Poland; a tender legal professional with little paintings and an excessive amount of time to invest; a scholar who has been led off track via Islamist conception; a hack book-reviewer; a schoolboy addicted to skunk and fact television; and a Tube educate motive force whose Circle Line educate joins those and numerous different lives jointly in an everyday loop.

With bold ability, the radical items jointly the complicated styles and crossings of recent city lifestyles. Greed, the dehumanising results of the digital age and the fragmentation of society are a few of the topics handled during this savagely funny booklet. The writing at the wall looks in letters ten toes excessive, however the characters refuse to work out it — and get together on as if the following day is a dream.

Sebastian Faulks probes not just the self-deceptions of this intensely realised staff of individuals, yet their hopes and loves in addition. because the novel strikes to its gripping climax, they're compelled, one after the other, to confront the real nature of the area they inhabit.

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She thrust down the bar, yanked open the door, and rushed into the parking area. It was early morning, the light just beginning to displace the shadows of night, and there would be witnesses. He wouldn’t care, though. Nothing would stop him if he got his hands on her. Once she was scrambling through the huge parking lot, she didn’t slow down as she pulled her car keys from her purse and looked up to see her car, a car he didn’t know about. It seemed miles away. So far! Too far! Time stood still and her lungs burned as she attempted her frantic escape.

I’ll remember this,” Bryson grumbled at his partner while leading the woman out of the back room. “Stop! I’m calling the police,” said a pimply-faced teenage boy who stood frozen in all his bravery by the front counter. “Took you long enough to check on your co-worker, son,” said Axel, his hazel eyes twinkling.

Thank goodness for the extra weight he’d put on, making it more difficult for him to run. Her heart thundered in her chest, and she stumbled, but she caught herself at the last second before she crashed onto the broken asphalt. If she fell, it would all be over. He’d drag her back upstairs by her hair. The neighbors wouldn’t even bother calling the cops. They were all terrified of Jesse, and they all knew that any call would be thrown out anyway. Even if he did pound her to a pulp right there, people would turn their backs.

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