By John Lanchester
One of the main said books of the 12 months, Capital is a sweeping social novel through the author hailed at the disguise of the New York instances ebook Review as “a brainy, pleasure-loving polymath.”
Celebrated novelist John Lanchester (author of The Debt to Pleasure) returns with an epic novel that captures the obsessions of our time. It’s 2008 and issues are falling aside: endure Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going below, and the citizens of Pepys highway, London—a banker and his shopaholic spouse, an previous girl death of a mind tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani store vendors and a shadowy refugee who works because the meter maid, the younger football superstar from Senegal and his minder—are receiving nameless postcards studying “We wish What You Have.” who's in the back of it? What do they wish? Epic in scope but intimate, taking pictures the normal dramas of very assorted lives, this can be a novel of affection and suspicion, of monetary cave in and terrorist chance, of estate values going up and fortunes taking place, and of a urban at a second of impressive rigidity.