By John Lanchester
Celebrated novelist John Lanchester (“an based and fantastically witty writer”—New York occasions) returns with an epic novel that captures the obsessions of our time. It’s 2008 and issues are falling aside: undergo Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going lower than, and the citizens of Pepys street, London—a banker and his shopaholic spouse, an previous girl loss of life of a mind tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani store proprietors and a shadowy refugee who works because the meter maid, the younger football megastar from Senegal and his minder—are receiving nameless postcards analyzing “We wish What You Have.” who's in the back of it? What do they wish? Epic in scope but intimate, shooting the standard dramas of very varied lives, this can be a novel of affection and suspicion, of monetary cave in and terrorist probability, of estate values going up and fortunes taking place, and of a urban at a second of impressive pressure.
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We'll try the balloon to−morrow," decided Tom, as they went into camp one night after a weary day. Every one was tired enough to sleep soundly under the tents which were set up over the carts, in which beds were laid. It must have been about midnight when Tom, who felt a bit chilly (for the nights were cool in spite of the heat of the day), got up to look at the campfire. It was almost out so he went over to throw on some more logs. CHAPTER XIV. A WEARY SEARCH 48 Tom Swift in the City of Gold As he did so he heard a noise as if something or somebody had leaped down out of a tree to the ground.
The jangling of bells soundedhoarse orders were shoutedand there arose a subdued hubbub in the interior of the ship. " cried Tom. "We'd better get our clothes on and get on deck! Come on, Ned and Mr. Damon! " CHAPTER XII. INTO THE UNKNOWN "Bless my overshoes! " cried Mr. Damon, as he struggled into some of his clothes, an example followed by Ned and Tom. "This boat has water−tight compartments, and if it does sink it won't do it in a hurry," commented Tom. "I don't care to have it do it at all," declared Ned, who found that he had started to get into his trousers hindside before and he had to change them.
That's right," agreed Ned. "Of course there's a bare chance, if those two were the Fogers, that Mr. Foger is going off to try and make another fortune. " CHAPTER X. " "Hum, Fogerno, I don't think I havs any passengers of that name," said the purser slowly, when Tom had put the question. "Let's see, Farday, Fenton, Figaro, Flannigan, Ford, Foraham, Fredericksthose are all the names in the 'Fs'. No Fogers among them. " "They might be under some other name," suggested Ned. "Yes, that is sometimes done," admitted the purser with a quick glance at the two lads, "It's done when a criminal wants to throw the police off his track, or, occasionally, when a celebrated person wants to avoid the newspaper reporters.
Capital by John Lanchester