By Ewan Morrison
Fashion, nutrients courts, underwear, fireplace bombing, suicide, loose parking—welcome to the mall. Winner of the Guardian's now not the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich author of the Year.
Why may one lady threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted sneakers? Why are cross-dressers interested in mall vehicle parks? What do impulse buys need to do with rioting? How are a few department stores "vampiric" while others are "pregnant?" And why are industry examine 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 inside of their walls. With wry wit, perception, and compassion, he unearths how department shops control our feelings, how they're a great area to fulfill a brand new lover or to kill your self, and the way they're taking up the world. As procuring department stores unfold around the globe on the extraordinary velocity of 1 new mall each seventy two hours, and everybody, in each nation finally ends up donning an analogous models, Tales from the Mall offers us a page-turning travel of the historical past 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 e-book will switch how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide economic system, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.