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You don't have to live like this : a novel

By: Markovits, Benjamin

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0571313426 / 9780571313426
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20 cm 391 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: HarperCollins, 2015.

A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 NOVEL OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURYTen years out of Yale and drifting through a teaching career, Greg Marnier heads for his college reunion, jetlagged and drunk.

There he bumps into an old friend, Robert James, now wealthy and influential from dotcom success.

He has a plan: to buy up several abandoned neighbourhoods in Detroit and build a new America from their ruins.

For a small investment, Greg can turn himself into a twentieth-century pioneer.

But for every urban misfit who's come for a fresh start, there's a native Detroiter whose patch is being swallowed up by these new young colonials.

Soon, the realities of life on America's urban frontier become all too apparent . . .


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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