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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446412909
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

A Week in December




Reissued in new series style to match Faulks's most recent novel Where My Heart Used to Beat, which was a major Sunday Times bestseller in 2016


**NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**

London, the week before Christmas, 2007.

Seven wintry days to track the lives of seven 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 skunk and reality TV; and a Tube driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop.

With daring skill, the novel pieces together the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life, and the group is forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they inhabit. Sweeping, satirical, Dickensian in scope, A Week in December is a thrilling state of the nation novel from a master of literary fiction.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446412909
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks’s books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong,A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Praise for A Week in December

A zeitgeisty novel about the effects of greed, celebrity, the electronic age and the fragmentation of urban life. It's gripping stuff...sweeping and satirical, A Week in December is a thrilling state-of-the-nation novel

Elizabeth Dare, Cath Kidson Magazine

During times of momentous change, men of letters are driven to produce works that fictionalise the state of the nation, linking individuals with historic events. The 19th century gave us Thackeray's Vanity Fair, Dickens's Our Mutual Friend and Trollope's The Way We Live Now; the 21st has given us Sebastian Faulks's A Week in December

Sunday Times

Faulks never writes a hackneyed or lazy sentence, polishing each with care

Lesley McDowell, Independent on Sunday

Hilarious... The satire is so vicious that at times it's like reading a Tom Sharpe novel

Daily Telegraph

Often edgily satirical, sometimes deeply affecting, A Week in December grasps its headline motifs with the strong and supple hands of a master

Independent

One can't mistake Faulk's ambition, and his take on the contemporary life is never less than readable

Sunday Herald

Page-turning portrait of noughties' London

Woman & Home

Richly entertaining and highly rewarding

Evening Standard

The novel is cleverly plotted and eminently readable

Peter Parker, Sunday Times

This vast novel, well-plotted and gripping throughout, is the first that Sebastian Faulks has set in our time...the ambition and scope of the book are to be applauded. The conclusion is suitably nail-biting and, pleasingly, love triumphs. Sebastian Faulks has probably got another best-seller on his hands

Spectator

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