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- ISBN: 9781643751559
- ISBN: 1643751557
- Physical Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2021.
"Pungent, steamy, insatiable Soho; the only part of London that truly never sleeps. Tourists dawdling, chancers skulking, addicts shuffling, sex workers strutting, punters prowling, businessmen striding, the homeless and the lost. Down Wardour Street, ducking onto Dean Street, sweeping into L'Escargot, darting down quiet back alleyways, skirting dumpsters and drunks, emerging on to raucous main roads, fizzing with energy and riotous with life.On a corner, sits a large townhouse, the same as all its neighbours. But this building hosts a teeming throng of rich and poor, full from the basement right up to the roof terrace. Precious and Tabitha call the top floors their home but it's under threat; its billionaire-owner Agatha wants to kick the women out to build expensive restaurants and luxury flats. Men like Robert, who visit the brothel, will have to go elsewhere. Those like Cheryl, who sleep in the basement, will have to find somewhere else to hide after dark. But the women won't go quietly. Soho is their turf and they are ready for a fight."--Publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #1
Capitalism means the riches go to the highest bidder. This is the harsh lesson that brothel workers in Soho, London, learn as they veer close to eviction from their residence, which is prime real estate for gentrification. Precious and Tabitha try to foment protest, but how can the voiceless really make an impact? The building's owner, Agatha Howard, wrestles with her own demons as she makes moves to "blank-slate (evict) her tenants. A large cast of characters, from struggling actors to an aging mob hitman and underemployed millennials, populates this novel in which Mozley revisits themes of property and land ownership from her first, Elmet (2017), sometimes struggling to weave these characters' aspirations into a relevant whole. Extraneous descriptions and style deviations detract from the plot's more noble central focus, while a few characters seem less than relevant to the story. Nevertheless, this is a passionate and bruising take on the side effects of an increasingly unequal world, in which the rich and the poor function on alarmingly separate if parallel planes. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
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