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A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks

A Week in December follows a disparate cast of characters in the week leading up to a dinner party in London in December, 2007. These include a morally-bankrupt hedge fund manager who never has enough, a lawyer who is falling for a Tube train driver, a chutney magnate building political connections through contributions, his son who is turning to Islamic extremism, the hedge fund manager's son who is obsessed with reality TV, a bitter book reviewer, and a foreign footballer. The intersections of their lives uncover the difficulties and banalities of modern British life. Sebastian Faulks' novel has received mostly positive reviews with The Telegraph saying, "As an assembly piece, this is perfectly constructed, even down to the appearance of the cyclist without lights who nearly kills them one by one. If there is a suspicion that little of it is exactly new, and for too many pages in a row Faulks's fulsome research goes unleavened by the skills one traditionally thinks of as a novelist's, it remains a pleasure to read."
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