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Publisher's Summary

Nine-year-old Tooly is spirited away from Bangkok 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, scamming strangers for her shadowy protector, Venn.

Now, aged 31, she runs a secondhand bookshop on the Welsh borders and has found peace with her strange upbringing - until she's called to return to New York to see her dying father. 

Warm, hilarious and fizzing with intelligence, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers is a masterpiece about the search for identity.

©2014 Tom Rachman (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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"Ingenious." (New York Times)

"Mesmerising." (The Times)

"Loveable." (Evening Standard)

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