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What goes down after a wall goes up

JOHN LANCHESTER’S LAST NOVEL, Capital, published in 2012, was a Dickensian tour of London in the era of global capital—but before crises of xenophobia and worsening climate change came crashing down. The British journalist and novelist’s latest,

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