By Sebastian Faulks
A robust modern novel set in London from a grasp of literary fiction.
London, the week prior to Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we stick to the lives of 7 significant characters: a hedge fund supervisor attempting to carry off the largest exchange of his profession; 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 conception; a hack book-reviewer; a schoolboy addicted to skunk and truth television; and a Tube educate motive force whose Circle Line teach joins those and numerous different lives jointly in an everyday loop.
With bold ability, the unconventional items jointly the advanced styles and crossings of recent city lifestyles. Greed, the dehumanising results of the digital age and the fragmentation of society are many of the issues handled during this savagely funny publication. The writing at the wall looks in letters ten toes excessive, however the characters refuse to determine it — and social gathering on as if the next day is a dream.
Sebastian Faulks probes not just the self-deceptions of this intensely realised team of individuals, yet their hopes and loves besides. because the novel strikes to its gripping climax, they're pressured, one after the other, to confront the real nature of the realm they inhabit.
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Publication Date: 2001-07-01
Number of Pages: 400
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Dana Ann Smith has ditched long island City-and a dating long gone bad-for l. a., trying to find a brand new guy, a brand new occupation, and a few balance. She thinks she's came across it in Vincent Calvary Browne, Jr. , a hard-working, good-looking aerospace tech. They've provided simply enough of themselves to make it the best romance. And they've withheld barely enough to destroy it. whilst their secrets and techniques come to mild, Dana and Vince come nose to nose with the truth that the passionate online game among fanatics and liars has simply begun…
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Author identify: Eric Jerome Dickey (Born: 1961/07/07)
Author Description: Eric Jerome Dickey used to be born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the college of Memphis (the former Memphis State), the place he earned his measure in desktop method expertise. In 1983, he moved to l. a. to pursue a profession in engineering.
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Rontel’s eyes blinked almost closed and his mouth hung open a little. I got Rontel for free when a past roommate brought home a cat from some farm and the cat was pregnant. Few weeks later, she gave birth to four kittens…and one halfhuman/half-kitten. No. Just four kittens. ”] Rontel. Rontel jumped off the armrest of the couch and went into his enclosed plastic litterbox. Just his head showed through the plastic entrance. I imagined him in a rocketship. And the rocketship ascended through the ceiling of the apartment—the ceiling of the next one—the roof of the apartment building—all the clouds in the way—through stretches of space—to some kind of gigantic glowing amoeba, where Rontel jetpacks out of his spaceship into the amoeba—where getting digested is the last and only holy experience of life—where Rontel dies, reincarnated as my mind at present.
This is a cute baby—I thought. I’ll give you that. There’s someone in this room who’s a cute baby, and it’s not me. Is it you. Look at me, tell me, is it you. I think it is. I kept smiling at him and he kept smiling at me, pumping his legs up and down, his arms out to the sides in flying motions, lying on his back staring at me. His hands were in complete fists except the smallest fingers, which he kept extended, and which were very small. I picked up the stuffed purple duck by the crib and waved it over the baby.
He was on an internet page for a pizza place. “You want me to help you,” I said. “He wants help,” Big Moms said, smiling at me and winking. “You shithead,” I said to him. ” He smiled and raised his eyebrows once. “Just help me,” Enrique said, touching my arm. ” He rubbed my face a little. “And you shaved,” he said. ” I looked at the internet page again and helped Enrique order a pizza. To order, you had to click on icons of ingredients then move the icons over a steel grater, for them to sprinkle over the pizza icon below.