A Novel
John Lanchester

Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

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

Celebrated novelist John Lanchester ("an elegant and wonderfully witty writer"—New York Times) returns with an epic novel that captures the obsessions of our time. It's 2008 and things are falling apart: Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going under, and the residents of Pepys Road, London—a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani shop owners and a shadowy refugee who works as the meter maid, the young soccer star from Senegal and his minder—are receiving anonymous postcards reading "We Want What You Have." Who is behind it? What do they want? Epic in scope yet intimate, capturing the ordinary dramas of very different lives, this is a novel of love and suspicion, of financial collapse and terrorist threat, of property values going up and fortunes going down, and of a city at a moment of extraordinary tension.

Title Capital
Subtitle A Novel
Author John Lanchester
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Title First Published 11 May 2013
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 527 p.
ISBN-10 0393345092
ISBN-13 9780393345094
Publication Date 11 May 2013
Main content page count 527
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95

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