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Faber & Faber, Feb 20, 2012 - Fiction - 592 pages
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The residents of Pepys Road, London - a banker and his shopaholic wife, an elderly woman dying of a brain tumour, the Pakistani family who run the local shop, the young football star from Senegal and his minder - all receive anonymous postcards with a simple message: We Want What You Have. Who is behind it? What do they want?
As the mystery of the postcards deepens, the world around Pepys Road is turned upside down by the financial crash and all of its residents' lives change beyond recognition over the course of the next year.
From the bestselling author of Whoops! and How to Speak Money comes a post-financial crisis, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and unflinching truth.

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User Review  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

It's 2008, and even as the economy shudders and falls, something sinister is happening on Pepys Road, London. The residents are all getting postcards reading "We Want What You Have." What that is, no ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

John Lanchester has written four novels - The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips,Fragrant Harbour, and Capital - and two works of non-fiction - Family Romance, a memoir, and Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, about the global financial crisis. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Prize, E.M Forster Award, and the Premi Llibreter, and have been longlisted for the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is married, has two children and lives in London.

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