A Week in December
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|Grouped Work ID||28a975fd-ad4a-fcc4-81f1-0d16628771ad|
|Grouping Title||week in december|
|Grouping Author||sebastian faulks|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-10-30 07:30:36AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-30 07:43:36AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780307714091|
|display_description||From the author of the bestselling Birdsong comes a powerful novel that melds the moral heft of Dickens and the scrupulous realism of Trollope with the satirical spirit of Tom Wolfe. |
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 reality TV and genetically altered pot; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop.
With daring skill and savage humor, A Week in December explores the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life; as the novel moves to its gripping climax, its characters are forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they—and we all—inhabit.
|title_display||A Week in December|
|title_full||A Week in December|
|title_short||A Week in December|