|Arcadia (1992) [Novel]|
by Jim Crace
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(From the publisher):
Self-made millionaire Victor wants to leave his mark before he dies. He has no family, no lover, so on his eightieth birthday he decides to create a lasting monument in the city that made his fortune. He will destroy the old marketplace where he grew up amongst the street traders and beggars, and re-build it in the shape of Arcadia: a modern utopia of glass and greenery at the heart of the metropolis.
"The tallest buildings throw the longest shadows—thus great men make their mark," Victor's architect tells him. Yet Arcadia's shadow falls more darkly than those around him could imagine ...
Original title: Arcadia
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction