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A week in December (signed)

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A powerful contemporary novel set in London from a master of literary fiction. London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven major characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book-reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on skunk and reality TV; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop. With daring skill, the novel pieces together the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life. Greed, the dehumanising effects of the electronic age and the fragmentation of society are some of the themes dealt with in this savagely humorous book. The writing on the wall appears in letters ten feet high, but the characters refuse to see it - and party on as though tomorrow is a dream. Sebastian Faulks probes not only the self-deceptions of this intensely realised group of people, but their hopes and loves as well. As the novel moves to its gripping climax, they are forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they inhabit. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author to the title page. Fine dust jacket in cellophane cover. Unmarked

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Author(s):
Sebastian Faulks
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As new
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091794455
ISBN-13:
9780091794453
Number of pages:
392
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
A week in December (signed)

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A powerful contemporary novel set in London from a master of literary fiction. London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven major characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book-reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on skunk and reality TV; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop. With daring skill, the novel pieces together the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life. Greed, the dehumanising effects of the electronic age and the fragmentation of society are some of the themes dealt with in this savagely humorous book. The writing on the wall appears in letters ten feet high, but the characters refuse to see it - and party on as though tomorrow is a dream. Sebastian Faulks probes not only the self-deceptions of this intensely realised group of people, but their hopes and loves as well. As the novel moves to its gripping climax, they are forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they inhabit. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author to the title page. Fine dust jacket in cellophane cover. Unmarked

Added value:
Dust jacket not price clipped
Author(s):
Sebastian Faulks
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091794455
ISBN-13:
9780091794453
Number of pages:
392
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
A week in December (signed)

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