Small World

by Matt Beaumont | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552774561 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 2/18/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, February 18, 2010
Love Matt Beaumont's writing - great book!

Product Description
Friends, family, workmates. The woman you see at the bus stop every morning; the man who reaches for the last newspaper just before you get to it. Everyone you meet, and some you nearly meet, will have an impact on the way your day goes. "Small World" is the story of a group of men and women, living and working in a city, who are connected through love, work, friendship, or simply by virtue of proximity. We connect with the hearts and minds of characters including an all-coping housewife, a stressed out working mother, a put-upon nanny, a long-suffering journalist, an Indian waiter who dreams of stardom, a grieving shop assistant, a stand-up comic and a psychotic policeman - all of whom speak directly to us about their innermost thoughts, fears and desires in a series of interwoven first-person narratives.
From the Back Cover
‘This excellent and thought-provoking novel explores how the lives of ordinary people can be connected in extraordinary ways’ Closer
Small World is the story of Ali, who is trying and failing to have a baby with Paul, and who is being stalked by Marco, who employs a babysitter called Jenka who wants a nose like Charlize Theron and who also babysits for Siobhan, who is married to Dom, a stand-up comic, who is idolised by Jaz, an Indian waiter, who is almost knocked off his moped by Keith, a sociopathic policeman, who lives with Pam who works for Kate, who has a nanny called Christie who inadvertently feeds ecstasy to three-year-old Cameron who is looked after by a nurse called Marcia, whose son Carlton is accused of murdering Kerry, who is best friends with Michele who works for Ali, who is trying and failing to have a baby with Paul…

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