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The Wall (Hardback)

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Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never has to spend another day of his life anywhere near it. He longs for this to be over; longs to be somewhere else. He will soon find out what Defenders do and who the Others are. Along with the rest of his squad, he will endure cold and fear day after day, night after night. But somewhere, in the dark cave of his mind, he thinks: wouldn't it be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if you had to fight for your life? John Lanchester's thrilling, hypnotic new novel is about why the young are right to hate the old. It's about a broken world you will recognise as your own-and about what might be found when all is lost.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 17/01/2019 ISBN-13: 9780571298709  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Lanchester has written four novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour and Capital, and three works of non-fiction: Family Romance, a memoir; Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, about the global financial crisis; and How to Speak Money, a primer in popular economics. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and the Premi Llibreter, been longlisted for the Booker Prize, and been translated into twenty-five languages. He is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books and a regular contributor to the New Yorker.

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Like a kind of 1984 for Brexit and climate change, The Wall takes a present we didn't see coming and extrapolates it to a future we might. Set a generation ahead in a proud, isolationist Britain whose risen shores are defended from refugees by a colossal concrete wall, this is dramatic and gripping plotting, with the pace and sense of mystery to keep each page turning.

Gavin, Marketing Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 17/01/2019

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