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The Wall

by John Lanchester

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

The Wall Synopsis

Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights.

The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never has to spend another day of his life anywhere near it. He longs for this to be over; longs to be somewhere else.

He will soon find out what Defenders do and who the Others are. Along with the rest of his squad, he will endure cold and fear day after day, night after night. But somewhere, in the dark cave of his mind, he thinks: wouldn't it be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if you had to fight for your life?

John Lanchester's thrilling, hypnotic new novel is about why the young are right to hate the old. It's about a broken world you will recognise as your own-and about what might be found when all is lost.

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Publication date: 17/01/2019
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Format: Audiobook

ISBN: 9780571298709
Publication date: 17/01/2019
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571298709
Publication date: 17th January 2019
Author: John Lanchester
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About John Lanchester

John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. He has written three novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips and Fragrant Harbour, and two works of non-fiction:Family Romance, a memoir; and Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, a book about the global financial crisis. He is married, has two children and lives in London.

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