A great fat London novel that cleverly exposes all the grubbiness, fragmentation and materialism of society which now prevail. By focusing on one street and many of the new immigrants currently found there, Lanchester is less Dickens and maybe more Studs Turkel but the stories are always believable, heartbreaking, funny and human. Loved it.
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 11th, 2012