Through ten subtly linked stories, Sam Thompson captures the essence of a city’s life in this accomplished, stylish debut.

Every city is made of stories: stories that meet and diverge, stories of the commonplace and the strange, of love and crime, of ghosts and monsters. This is the story of a place that never looks the same way twice: a place imagined anew by each citizen who walks through the changing streets, among voices half-heard, signs half-glimpsed and desires half acknowledged. This is the story of a city.

The Man Booker Prize 2012
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4th Estate
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Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

About the Author

Sam Thompson’s grandfather was a friend of Samuel Beckett – they went to school and university together. “That’s been a bit intriguing,” he says, and an interest in style is apparent in his fiction.
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