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Book Pick: A Week in December

British writer Sebastian Faulks tries to decongest metropolitan English life in his latest novel, A Week in December.

A Week in December
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Hutchinson
Price: $34.95 (Hardcover)

British writer Sebastian Faulks tries to decongest metropolitan English life in his latest novel, A Week in December. The story is made even more critical by its air of “faction,” a work masking real characters and events with fiction. The comical book unfolds during one week in December 2007, and follows a party planning by an MP and his wife. The invited guests — who include high finance heads, a journalist and a football player — bring their stories to the pages. They tie together themes like greed and religious fundamentalism, contrasted with the global financial crisis.

 
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