By Ewan Morrison
Fashion, nutrition courts, underwear, fireplace bombing, suicide, loose parking—welcome to the mall. Winner of the Guardian's no longer the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich author of the Year.
Why may one girl threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted sneakers? Why are cross-dressers attracted to mall vehicle parks? What do impulse buys need to do with rioting? How are a few department shops "vampiric" while others are "pregnant?" And why are marketplace learn businesses hiding the reality from us? A mash-up of fiction, essays and real stories, this collection tells of the upward thrust of the main iconic image of our smooth age: the shopping center. From more than 100 interviews and confessions, Ewan Morrison re-tells the true-life stories of these who paintings, store, or even locate love within their walls. With wry wit, perception, and compassion, he unearths how department shops manage our feelings, how they're a fantastic house to satisfy a brand new lover or to kill your self, and the way they're taking up the world. As procuring shops unfold around the globe on the remarkable velocity of 1 new mall each seventy two hours, and everybody, in each kingdom finally ends up donning an identical models, Tales from the Mall provides us a page-turning travel of the background of the mall and a imaginative and prescient of our coming destiny. Packed packed with extraordinarily tweetable proof and intestine wrenching, occasionally hilarious tales; this publication will switch how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide economic climate, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.