The Resource Capital, John Lanchester

Capital, John Lanchester

Label
Capital
Title
Capital
Statement of responsibility
John Lanchester
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have. At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensively groomed wife, two small sons and a powerful job in the City. An annual bonus of a million might seem excessive, but with second homes and nannies to maintain, he's not sure he can get by without it. Elsewhere in the Capital, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the super-rich in their interior decoration whims. Freddy Kano, teenage football sensation, has left a two-room shack in Senegal to follow his dream. Traffic warden Quentina has exchanged the violence of the police in Zimbabwe for the violence of the enraged middle classes. For them all, this city offers the chance of a different kind of life. Epic in scope yet intimate, capturing the ordinary dramas of very different lives, this is a novel of love and suspicion, of financial collapse and terrorist threat, of property values going up and fortunes going down, and of a city at a moment of extraordinary tension. Capital is a post-crash state-of-the nation novel told with compassion and humour, featuring a cast of characters that you will be sad to leave behind
Summary
Residents of Pepys Road in London receive odd, anonymous postcards demanding "We Want What You Have" during the financial meltdown of 2008.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
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10078871
Cataloging source
BT
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Lanchester, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Immigrants
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Capital, John Lanchester
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048549966
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
577 p.
Isbn
9780571234615
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Capital, John Lanchester
Publication
Control code
000048549966
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
577 p.
Isbn
9780571234615
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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