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The Wall

Hardback edition released 05/03/2019

by John Lanchester

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The Wall Synopsis

Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall-an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and are a constant threat. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself. Beset by cold, loneliness, and fear, Kavanagh tries to fulfill his duties to his demanding Captain and Sergeant, even as he grows closer to his fellow Defenders. A dark part of him wonders whether it would be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if he had to fight for his life... John Lanchester-acclaimed as an elegant and wonderfully witty writer (New York Times) and a writer of rare intelligence (Los Angeles Times)-has written a taut, hypnotic novel of a broken world and what might be found when all is lost. The Wall blends the most compelling issues of our time-rising waters, rising fear, rising political division-into a suspenseful story of love, trust, and survival.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781324001638
Publication date: 5th March 2019
Author: John Lanchester
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Primary Genre Fiction
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About John Lanchester

John Lanchester is the best-selling author of the novels The Debt to Pleasure, Capital, and The Wall, among others other works of fiction and nonfiction. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and his books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and been longlisted for the Booker Prize. A regular contributor to the London Review of Books and The New Yorker, he lives in London.

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