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In a rapidly gentrifying London neighborhood, owning property “was like being in the casino in which you were guaranteed to be a winner.” Still, the house-rich homeowners are unsettled.

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  • Author: John Lanchester
  • Publisher: Anagrama, 608 pages

 

In a rapidly gentrifying London neighborhood, owning property “was like being in the casino in which you were guaranteed to be a winner.” Still, the house-rich homeowners are unsettled. Someone has been sending them mysterious postcards with photos of their homes and the ominous words, WE WANT WHAT YOU HAVE. Plus, the spring of 2008 is approaching, so we know things are not going to end well. This novel explores some serious themes: income inequality, immigration, the indignities of growing old. But it’s a rollicking read, and comparisons to Dickens aren’t overstated.

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