Crunch Lit

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The financial crisis of 2008 quickly gave rise to a growing body of fiction: "Crunch Lit". These 'recession writings' take the financial crisis as their central narrative concern and explore its effects on consumer culture, gender roles and contemporary communities. Examining a range of texts including Sebastian Faulks' A Week in December, Adam Haslett's Union Atlantic, and John Lanchester's Capital, this book offers the first wide-ranging guide to these new millennial writings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9781472510068
ISBN (Print)1472510062
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameC21 Genre Fiction
PublisherBloomsbury Academic


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