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You Don't Have To Live Like This, Paperback / softback Book

You Don't Have To Live Like This Paperback / softback


A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 NOVEL OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURYTen years out of Yale and drifting through a teaching career, Greg Marnier heads for his college reunion, jetlagged and drunk.

There he bumps into an old friend, Robert James, now wealthy and influential from dotcom success.

He has a plan: to buy up several abandoned neighbourhoods in Detroit and build a new America from their ruins.

For a small investment, Greg can turn himself into a twentieth-century pioneer.

But for every urban misfit who's come for a fresh start, there's a native Detroiter whose patch is being swallowed up by these new young colonials.

Soon, the realities of life on America's urban frontier become all too apparent . . .


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