Capital
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By John Lanchester

fiction | 528 pages | Published in NaN

Celebrated novelist John Lanchester (author of The Debt to Pleasure) returns with an epic novel that captures the obsessions of our time. It’s 2008 and things are falling apart: Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going under, and the residents of Pepys Road, London—a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani shop owners and a shadowy refugee who works as the meter maid, the young soccer star from Senegal and his minder—are receiving anonymous postcards reading “We Want What You Have.” Who is behind it? What do they want? Epic in scope yet intimate, capturing the ordinary dramas of very different lives, this is a novel of love and suspicion, of financial collapse and terrorist threat, of property values going up and fortunes going down, and of a city at a moment of extraordinary tension.

ISBN_13:9780393345094

Quotes

Money is the measure of all things, and profit is the primary goal.

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In the world of finance, there are no permanent friends or enemies, only permanent interests.

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The pursuit of wealth often leads to the neglect of other important aspects of life.

John Lanchester

The stock market is a casino where fortunes are made and lost in the blink of an eye.

John Lanchester

Greed can blind people to the consequences of their actions.

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The gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen, creating social unrest.

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Debt can be a never-ending cycle that traps individuals and nations alike.

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Corruption thrives in an environment where money holds the ultimate power.

John Lanchester

The pursuit of material possessions can never truly satisfy the human soul.

John Lanchester

The financial world is built on trust, but trust is easily shattered.

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