A brilliant novel about money and love, on betting everything on a single throw, by one of Britain's most acclaimed, award-winning young writers.
'This presumably being the fact that he was in love with her. Or thought he was. Or said he was. Or said he thought he was...'
James and Katherine meet at a wedding in London. It is January 2006, towards the end of the money-for-nothing years, and James is a man with a varied past - entrepreneur, estate agent, film producer, horse-racing tipster, former dot com millionaire - now living alone in a flat in Bloomsbury. Separated from her husband, a successful paparazzo, Katherine is working at an interim job in a luxury hotel. Taken with each other, they exchange phone numbers at the wedding, but from then on not much goes according to the script.
Narrated from several different perspectives, Spring is a kaleidoscopic and complex portrait of a relationship, of contemporary England, and of the ebb and flow of money. Instantly recognisable and unbearably real, it is a love story unlike any you will have read.
“It is unsettling the way David Szalay seems to utterly inhabit his characters in Spring, told through multiple points of view, with the same events seen anew by a different set of eyes”