Capital

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London's melting pot unravels in financial turmoil.

If you're intrigued by the complexities of city life intertwined with the raw tension of economic downfall, "Capital" is a must-read. Lanchester's ability to weave individual stories into a larger narrative about societal change is both profound and relatable, presenting an intimate tapestry of a community at a crossroads. The mystery element keeps the pages turning, but it's the characters' journeys amidst the crash that will linger with you.

Capital

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ISBN: 9780571234622
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Date of Publication: 2009-01-01
Format: Paperback
Goodreads rating: 3.71
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From the best-selling author of The Debt to Pleasure, a sweeping social novel set at the height of the financial crisis.Celebrated novelist John Lanchester ("an elegant and wonderfully witty writer"—New York Times) returns with an epic novel that captures the obsessions of our time. It's 2008 and things are falling apart: Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going under, and the residents of Pepys Road, London--a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani shop owners and a shadowy refugee who works as the meter maid, the young soccer star from Senegal and his minder—are receiving anonymous postcards reading "We Want What You Have." Who is behind it? What do they want? 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.
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London's melting pot unravels in financial turmoil.

If you're intrigued by the complexities of city life intertwined with the raw tension of economic downfall, "Capital" is a must-read. Lanchester's ability to weave individual stories into a larger narrative about societal change is both profound and relatable, presenting an intimate tapestry of a community at a crossroads. The mystery element keeps the pages turning, but it's the characters' journeys amidst the crash that will linger with you.