In the City of Pigs

In the City of Pigs

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A GLOBE AND MAIL TOP 100 BEST BOOKS OF 2022 • SHORTLISTED FOR THE AMAZON CANADA FIRST NOVEL AWARD • LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZEA failed musician obsessed with avant-garde art enters a shadowy world where bohemian excess meets the avaricious interests of a real estate cabal.Alexander Otkazov is finished with Montreal. Having wasted his youth on the love of art, he's ready for a life of anonymous condo towers and profitable boredom. But when he moves to Toronto, he is forced into a monkish existence by the unforgiving pressures of the city — until he stumbles across a story about an ambitious experimental music collective that could be his ticket to a better job and a better life.Desperate to prove himself as a journalist, Alexander chases answers that take him from Forest Hill mansions to the bottom of Halifax Harbour, moving ever deeper into a shadowy world of amorphous real estate deals, creative megalomania, and finance capitalism, where avant-garde art is simply another mask for big money. In order to unravel the threads tying everything he loves to everything he hates, he will have to confront his own most sordid desires and the lengths he is willing to go to achieve his dreams of an easy life.A RARE MACHINES BOOK.

Book information

ISBN: 9781459749085
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Imprint: Rare Machines
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Language: English
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 400g
Height: 493mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 22mm