Crace, Jim Arcadia

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Arcadia

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Victor, an eighty-year-old multimillionaire, surveys his empire from the remoteness of his cloud-capped penthouse. Expensively insulated from the outside world, he nonetheless finds that memories of his impoverished childhood will not be kept so easily at bay. Focusing on the one area of vitality and chaos that remains in the streets below him, he formulates a plan to leave a mark on the city - one as indelible and disruptive as the mark the city left on him.

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"A hugely gifted, utterly original writer. . . . Visit Craceland now." -- "The Independent" (UK) "Unquestionably one of the most inventive novelists writing in English today." -- "Newsday" "A deeply satisfying read, in which each well-turned phrase resounds in every finely tuned sentence." -- "The Mail on Sunday" (UK) "A celebration of the modern city. . . . in such vivid prose that you can almost see the bloom on the peaches, taste the sun-ripened oranges and smell the coffee at the market traders' stalls." -- "The Sunday Times" (UK) "One of the most beautifully written books in years." -- "The Sunday Telegraph" (UK) "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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‘A celebration of the modern city . . . in such vivid prose that you can almost see the bloom on the peaches, taste the sun-ripened oranges and smell the coffee at the market traders’ stalls’ Sunday Times

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