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Left of the Bang

by Claire Lowdon

In this most London of novels the city's twenty-somethings take centre stage. Weaving together their stories through their relationships, ambitions and insecurities, and told through multiple points of view, which are clear and distinct, it's a very honest portrayal which doesn't attempt to gloss up its characters in any way. The characters here may not always be likeable, but are strangely intriguing.

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Leah and Chris were as surprised as anyone else to find themselves together. Perversely, the deal-clincher was the disastrous sex. On the night of the roller-disco, Chris was too drunk and too wounded to engage in anything more complex than a kiss, so Leah put him to bed on the sofa in the sitting room with his arm propped up on the coffee table. Their next date was a quieter affair: a gastro-pub supper followed by drinks at a little-known jazz club. Boo's Basement had been recommended to Chris by Andre Fillion, a fellow Riflesman and Miles David enthusiast. Hours of aimless improvisation, with no lyrics or power chords to speak of, was hardly Chris's idea of a good night out.

Parallels

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
N-W by Zadie Smith
 

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