About this book
A debut novel from an Oxford lecturer, this tells the tale of a city in 10 chapters. An asylum seeker struggles to begin a new life, a folk musician pays with a broken heart for a song and a butcher learns the secrets of the slaughterhouse. With appeal to fans of David Mitchell. 'Dreamlike, gnarly and present,' China Mieville
The Man Booker-longlisted novel explores how each of us conjures up our own city.