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The Wall

John Lanchester

John Lanchester’s long-awaited new novel – a work of fiction that establishes itself as an instant modern classic.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571298730
Date Published
05.09.2019
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Summary

* A Financial Times and Evening Standard Book of the Year *

* LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 *

* SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2020 *

‘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.

Critic Reviews

Unsettling, compulsive and brilliant.

Financial Times
Critic Reviews

A 1984 for our times.

Daily Express
Critic Reviews

Masterly . . . A signal achievement . . . Remarkable.

Guardian
Critic Reviews

John Lanchester has some claim to be the Orwell of our day, our most brilliant journalist-novelist.

Sunday Telegraph
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A crackling adventure and an astute political fable . . . Every secondary school library in the country needs to order a copy.

The Times
Critic Reviews

The Wall is a neat, disquieting, elegant book that deserves to be read.

Daily Telegraph
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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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