Posted on 26th January 2011

Posted by Sophie

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Talk of the Town

Jacob Polley, in his novel Talk of the Town (Picador), perfectly captures the claustrophobia and boredom of adolescents on the hinge of adulthood, jarring it into the border-town of his native Carlisle; which, as his protagonist Christopher Hearsey quotes as an opener, ‘stinks’. The week in which we meet Chris, two major news stories are…