The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

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WHO IS TOOLY ZYLBERBERG?

9-year-old Tooly is living in Bangkok, largely left to her own devices, when she is spirited away by a seductive group of outsiders who take her from city to city across the globe.

At 20, she is wandering the streets of Manhattan with a scribbled-on map, living with a ping-pong-playing, avocado-loving Russian emigre called Humphrey and scamming strangers for her shadowy protector, Venn.

Now, aged 31, she runs a second-hand bookshop on the Welsh borders and has found a kind of peace with her strange upbringing - until she gets a message from an old flame asking her to come back to New York to see her dying father.

Tooly has spent so much of her life becoming what others want her to be, she has lost all sense of herself. Warm, hilarious, moving and fizzing with intelligence, THE RISE AND FALL OF GREAT POWERS is a masterpiece about the search for identity, the people who rise into and fall out of our lives, and how to figure out what home means.

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PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781444752335
BY (AUTHOR) Rachman, Tom
PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : April 09, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Sceptre
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 280 g

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DESCRIPTION :
WHO IS TOOLY ZYLBERBERG?

9-year-old Tooly is living in Bangkok, largely left to her own devices, when she is spirited away by a seductive group of outsiders who take her from city to city across the globe.

At 20, she is wandering the streets of Manhattan with a scribbled-on map, living with a ping-pong-playing, avocado-loving Russian emigre called Humphrey and scamming strangers for her shadowy protector, Venn.

Now, aged 31, she runs a second-hand bookshop on the Welsh borders and has found a kind of peace with her strange upbringing - until she gets a message from an old flame asking her to come back to New York to see her dying father.

Tooly has spent so much of her life becoming what others want her to be, she has lost all sense of herself. Warm, hilarious, moving and fizzing with intelligence, THE RISE AND FALL OF GREAT POWERS is a masterpiece about the search for identity, the people who rise into and fall out of our lives, and how to figure out what home means.

www.tomrachman.com

#whoistooly #riseandfall

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781444752335
BY (AUTHOR) Rachman, Tom
PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : April 09, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Sceptre
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 280 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items