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Capital

John Lanchester

From the bestselling author of Whoops! and How to Speak Money, Capital by John Lanchester is a moving, funny, and keenly insightful story of London on the brink of the financial crisis.

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9780571280483
Date Published
20.02.2012
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Summary

** From the author of The Wall **

Adapted into an Emmy Award-winning BBC One drama

‘Effortlessly brilliant . . . hugely moving and outrageously funny.’ Observer

The residents of Pepys Road, London – a banker and his shopaholic wife, an elderly woman dying of a brain tumour, the Pakistani family who run the local shop, the young football star from Senegal and his minder – all receive anonymous postcards with a simple message: We Want What You Have. Who is behind it? What do they want?

As the mystery of the postcards deepens, the world around Pepys Road is turned upside down by the financial crash and all of its residents’ lives change beyond recognition over the course of the next year.

From the bestselling author of Whoops! and How to Speak Money comes a post-financial crisis, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and unflinching truth.

JohnLanchester

John Lanchester has written five novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour, Capital and The Wall, 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…

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