The Wall

ISBN
9780571298730
Published
05/09/2019
9780571298730
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
288

About the Book

*LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019*

'Masterly . . . A signal achievement . . . Remarkable.' Guardian

'A 1984 for our times.' Daily Express

Kavanagh begins his time patrolling the Wall.

If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has to do two years of this. 729 more nights.

The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and will never have to spend another day of his life anywhere near it.

But what if something did happen – if the Others came, if he had to fight for his life?

Thrilling and heartbreaking, The Wall is about a troubled world you will recognise as your own – and about what might be found when all is lost.

The Wall was longlisted for the Booker Prize in July 2019.

*LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019*'Masterly . . . A signal achievement . . . Remarkable.' Guardian'A 1984 for our times.' Daily ExpressKavanagh begins his time patrolling the Wall. If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has to do two years of this. 729 more nights.The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and will never have to spend another day of his life anywhere near it.But what if something did happen – if the Others came, if he had to fight for his life? Thrilling and heartbreaking, The Wall is about a troubled world you will recognise as your own – and about what might be found when all is lost.The Wall was longlisted for the Booker Prize in July 2019.
  • John Lanchester

    John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. He has worked as a football reporter, obituary writer, book editor, restaurant critic, and deputy editor of the London Review of Books, where he is a contributing editor. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker. He has written four novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips and Fragrant Harbour, and Capital, and two works of non-fiction: Family Romance, a memoir; and Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, about the global financial crisis. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Prize, E.M Forster Award, and the Premi Llibreter, been longlisted for the Booker Prize, and been translated into twenty-five languages. He is married, has two children and lives in London.

“Unsettling, compulsive and brilliant.”
- Financial Times
“A 1984 for our times.”
- Daily Express

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