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The Wall

by John Lanchester

The Wall Synopsis

* A Financial Times and Evening Standard Book of the Year * * LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 * * SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2020 * 'Masterly . . . A signal achievement . . . Remarkable.' Guardian 'A 1984 for our times.' Daily Express Kavanagh begins his time patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has to do two years of this. 729 more nights. The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and will never have to spend another day of his life anywhere near it. But what if something did happen - if the Others came, if he had to fight for his life? Thrilling and heartbreaking, The Wall is about a troubled world you will recognise as your own - and about what might be found when all is lost. The Wall was longlisted for the Booker Prize in July 2019.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571298730
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: John Lanchester
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About John Lanchester

John Lanchester has written four novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour and Capital, and three works of non-fiction: Family Romance, a memoir; Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, about the global financial crisis; and How to Speak Money, a primer in popular economics. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and the Premi Llibreter, been longlisted for the Booker Prize, and been translated into twenty-five languages. He is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books and a regular contributor to the ...

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