The Wall

John Lanchester (Author)


In this taut, dystopian tale, an island nation ravaged by the Change has built an enormous concrete barrier around its coastline--the Wall. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls trapped amid the rising seas outside. A blend of the most compelling issues of our time--climate change, increasing fear, widening divisions--The Wall is a suspenseful story of love, trust, and survival.

Product Details

Price: $15.95  $14.67
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date: March 17, 2020
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 5.5 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780393357776
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About the Author

John Lanchester is the best-selling author of The Debt to Pleasure, Capital, and several other works of fiction and nonfiction. A contributing editor to the London Review of Books and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in London.


Unputdownable. It's 1984 for our times.--Michael Lewis
A harrowing, brilliant, and troublingly plausible vision of the future.--Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven
Gripping.... Few readers will stop until they reach its final page.--Alec Nevala-Lee
A powerful thought experiment.--Giles Harvey
An unsettling, compulsive and brilliant portrait of powerlessness.--John Day
Bold and confident fiction that highlights the current American and British issues of Trumpism and Brexit. It also examines the increasingly wide social and political divide of the young and the old.--Ant Jones
As in all good dystopian fiction, Lanchester shows us a world that could become a reality... [He] maintains measured, elegant prose-creating an assuredly human dystopian novel.--Lucas Wittmann
Highly relevant.--Ron Charles