1. Sebastian Faulks' 'A Week In December' Slated For September

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-06-21

    A new novel from James Bond centenary author Sebastian Faulks is on the horizon.

    Due out this upcoming September is A Week in December. This (non-Bond) title will be the first contemporary novel written by Faulks.

    A Week in December will be published in hardback by Hutchinson on 3 September in the UK. A release in the US will follow on 27 October.

    The publication blurb follows:

    Sebastian Faulks

    A Week in December is Sebastian Faulks’ first wholly contemporary novel. Set in London, it’s a brilliant social satire, structured like a thriller, that takes place over the course of a single week at the end of 2007.

    It brings together an intriguing cast of characters, each apparently in his or her own world but – as gradually becomes clear – ultimately intricately related. The anti-hero, John Veals, is a shadily successful and boundlessly ambitious Dickensian figure who is trading billions and other characters include a teenage Muslim fanatic, a Polish footballer, a female tube driver, a literary critic, a care worker and a chutney tycoon. As the story builds to its climax, Faulks pulls together powerful ideas about family, money, religion, and the way we live now.

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