By Ewan Morrison
Fashion, foodstuff courts, undies, hearth bombing, suicide, unfastened parking—welcome to the mall. Winner of the Guardian's no longer the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich author of the Year.
Why could one lady threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted footwear? Why are cross-dressers interested in mall motor 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 industry examine businesses hiding the reality from us? A mash-up of fiction, essays and precise stories, this collection tells of the upward thrust of the main iconic image of our glossy 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 stores manage our feelings, how they're a great area to satisfy a brand new lover or to kill your self, and the way they're taking up the world. As purchasing shops unfold around the globe on the extraordinary velocity of 1 new mall each seventy two hours, and everybody, in each kingdom finally ends up donning an analogous models, Tales from the Mall offers us a page-turning journey of the historical past of the mall and a imaginative and prescient of our coming destiny. Packed choked with extraordinarily tweetable proof and intestine wrenching, occasionally hilarious tales; this booklet will switch how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide financial system, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.