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A Week in December

Sebastian Faulks

From the author of the bestselling Birdsong comes a powerful novel that melds the moral heft of Dickens and the scrupulous realism of Trollope with the satirical spirit of Tom Wolfe. London: the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven major characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on reality TV and genetically altered pot; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop. With daring skill and savage humor, A Week in December explores the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life; as the novel moves to its gripping climax, its characters are forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they-and we all-inhabit. From the Hardcover edition.

From the author of the bestselling Birdsong comes a powerful novel that melds the moral heft of Dickens and the scrupulous realism of Trollope with the satirical spirit of Tom Wolfe. London: the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven major characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on reality TV and genetically altered pot; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop. With daring skill and savage humor, A Week in December explores the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life; as the novel moves to its gripping climax, its characters are forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they-and we all-inhabit. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From the author of the bestselling Birdsong comes a powerful novel that melds the moral heft of Dickens and the scrupulous realism of Trollope with the satirical spirit of Tom Wolfe. London: the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven major characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on reality TV and genetically altered pot; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop. With daring skill and savage humor, A Week in December explores the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life; as the novel moves to its gripping climax, its characters are forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they-and we all-inhabit. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

12h 53m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:44


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:05


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:45


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:37


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:58


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:55


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:59


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:43


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:43


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:20


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:43


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:43


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:27