About this book
Paperback edition of Smith's latest novel, set in London. Full of characters and inventiveness, it shows the city in all its 21st century glory. Follows the lives of 4 characters after they've left their childhood council estate, grown up and moved on to very different lives. The hardback sold more than 27,000 copies and debuted at number 5 in the "Sunday Times" bestsellers list. 'Intensely funny, richly varied, always unexpected. A joyous, optimistic, angry masterpiece.' Philip Hensher, "Daily Telegraph"
From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their city is brutal, beautiful and complicated. Yet after a chance encounter they each find that the choices they've made, the people they once were and are now, can suddenly, rapidly unravel. This title tells about London life.