Hot stew : a novel / Fiona Mozley.
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- ISBN: 9781643751559
- ISBN: 1643751557
- Physical Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm.
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2021.
- Copyright: ℗♭2021.
"Pungent, steamy, insatiable Soho; the only part of London that truly never sleeps. Tourists dawdling, chancers skulking, addicts shuffling, sex workers strutting, punters prowling, businessmen striding, the homeless and the lost. Down Wardour Street, ducking onto Dean Street, sweeping into L'Escargot, darting down quiet back alleyways, skirting dumpsters and drunks, emerging on to raucous main roads, fizzing with energy and riotous with life.On a corner, sits a large townhouse, the same as all its neighbours. But this building hosts a teeming throng of rich and poor, full from the basement right up to the roof terrace. Precious and Tabitha call the top floors their home but it's under threat; its billionaire-owner Agatha wants to kick the women out to build expensive restaurants and luxury flats. Men like Robert, who visit the brothel, will have to go elsewhere. Those like Cheryl, who sleep in the basement, will have to find somewhere else to hide after dark. But the women won't go quietly. Soho is their turf and they are ready for a fight."--Publisher.
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST ELMET Named One of the Most-Anticipated Books of 2021 by: The Millions , BuzzFeed , The Stylist , The Guardian , and more "With masterful prose, through over a half-dozen point-of-view characters, [Mozley] tells a story about money and power, love and art, sex work and gentrification--and those are just some of the proteins in this complex stew . . . Mozley writes convincingly about class and gender dynamics ... Enjoyable and impressive on every page. Mozley brings Soho to clanging life." -- Steph Cha, USA Today In the middle of the bustle of London's Soho, among the theaters and sex shops and pubs, there sits a building. It isn't parÂticularly assuming, but its location is prime, and Agatha Howard, a young millionaire with a fortune of mysterious provenance, has decided it's the perfect spot to build condos. First, though, she has to kick out all the tenants. And Precious and Tabitha, two of the women who live and work in a brothel housed in the building, are determined not to go quietly. A colorful assortment of other characÂters also find themselves caught up in the fate of this property: Robert, a one-time member of a far-right group and enforcer for Agatha's father; Bastian, a rich and dissatisfied party boy who pines for an ex-girlfriend; Jackie, a policewoman intent on making London a safer place for all women; and Cheryl, one of the many homeless people who occupy the building's basement. As their lives converge, surprisÂing hidden connections emerge, shadowy pasts are uncovered, and the fight over the property boils over into a hot stew. Entertaining, sharply funny, and dazÂzlingly accomplished, Hot Stew confronts questions about wealth and inheritance, gender and power, and the things women must do to survive in an unjust world.