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Author: John Lanchester
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the capital. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have. At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensively groomed wife, two small sons and a powerful job in the city. Freddy Kano, teenage football sensation, has left a two-room shack in Senegal to follow his dream. Traffic warden Quentina has exchanged the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lanchester
ISBN: 9780771046711 0771046715
OCLC Number: 762958682
Notes: "A novel"--Cover.
Description: 527 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Lanchester.

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Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the capital. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have. At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensively groomed wife, two small sons and a powerful job in the city. Freddy Kano, teenage football sensation, has left a two-room shack in Senegal to follow his dream. Traffic warden Quentina has exchanged the violence of the police in Zimbabwe for the violence of the enraged middle classes. Elsewhere in the Capital, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the super-rich in their interior decoration whims. This story follows the lives and fortunes of a group of people in London that become connected in unforseen ways.

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