• The Capital
  • The Capital
  • The Capital
  • The Capital
  • The Capital
  • The Capital
  • The Capital
  • The Capital

The Capital

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 21/02/2019
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Synopsis

Brussels. A hive of tragic heroes, manipulative losers, involuntary accomplices. No wonder the European Commission is keen to improve its image.

The fiftieth anniversary of the European Commission approaches, and the Directorate-General for Culture is tasked with organising an appropriate celebration. When Fenia Xenopoulou's assistant comes up with a plan to put Auschwitz at the very centre of the jubilee, she is delighted. But she has neglected to take the other E.U. institutions into account.

Meanwhile the city is on the lookout for a runaway pig. And what about the farmers who take to the streets to protest against restrictions blocking the export of pigs to China?

The Capital is a brilliantly entertaining satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners . . . and a wild pig chase. It tells the tale of a continent, a city and its inhabitants as they navigate their way through the confusing tangle of 21st-century life.

Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780857058621
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 526g
  • Dimensions: 217 x 164 x 35 mm

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A timely novel of the EU set in BRUSSELS
This is a timely novel set in Brussels, the city at the heart of the EU. It is the story of individuals in the amorphous mass that is the chugging engine o... READ MORE
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