John Lanchester’s long-awaited new novel – a work of fiction that establishes itself as an instant modern classic.
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* 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.
Unsettling, compulsive and brilliant.
A 1984 for our times.
Masterly . . . A signal achievement . . . Remarkable.
John Lanchester has some claim to be the Orwell of our day, our most brilliant journalist-novelist.
A crackling adventure and an astute political fable . . . Every secondary school library in the country needs to order a copy.
The Wall is a neat, disquieting, elegant book that deserves to be read.
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