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Book Review: 'Capital,' by John Lanchester

A big-canvas novel that paints the 2008 financial crisis as Balzac or Zola might have
Lanchester provides a kaleidoscopic portrait of London through eight main characters
Lanchester provides a kaleidoscopic portrait of London through eight main charactersIllustration by Tracy Ma

Capital
By John Lanchester
W.W. Norton; 527pp; $27