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A Week in December (2010)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385532911, Hardcover)From the author of the bestselling Birdsong comes a powerful novel that melds the moral heft of Dickens and the scrupulous realism of Trollope with the satirical spirit of Tom Wolfe.
London: the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven major characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on reality TV and genetically altered pot; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop.
With daring skill and savage humor, A Week in December explores the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life; as the novel moves to its gripping climax, its characters are forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they—and we all—inhabit.
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Follow over seven eventful days, the lives of seven major characters crossing paths in a modern urban setting with all its ironies, conflicts and discontinuities. The writing on the wall appears in letters ten feet hight, but the characters refuse to see it -- and party on as though tomorrow is a dream.
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