By Sebastian Faulks
A strong modern novel set in London from a grasp of literary fiction.
London, the week prior to Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we persist with the lives of 7 significant characters: a hedge fund supervisor attempting to convey off the largest exchange of his occupation; a certified footballer lately arrived from Poland; a tender legal professional with little paintings and an excessive amount of time to invest; a scholar who has been led off course through Islamist idea; a hack book-reviewer; a schoolboy addicted to skunk and truth television; and a Tube educate driving force whose Circle Line teach joins those and numerous different lives jointly in a regular loop.
With bold ability, the radical items jointly the complicated styles and crossings of recent city lifestyles. Greed, the dehumanising results of the digital age and the fragmentation of society are many of the topics handled during this savagely funny e-book. The writing at the wall seems to be in letters ten toes excessive, however the characters refuse to work out it — and social gathering on as if the following day is a dream.
Sebastian Faulks probes not just the self-deceptions of this intensely realised workforce of individuals, yet their hopes and loves to boot. because the novel strikes to its gripping climax, they're pressured, one after the other, to confront the real nature of the area they inhabit.
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A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks