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You Don't Have To Live Like This

(2015)
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Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book
Ten years out of Yale, with an extra degree from Oxford, and all Greg Marnier has to show for it is a rambling academic career that has landed him in Aberystwyth. At his college reunion, jetlagged and drunk, he runs into an old friend who offers him an extraordinary way out.

Robert James, wealthy and influential, a success story of the dotcom bubble, wants to become a political player. His plan: to buy up several abandoned neighbourhoods in Detroit - the poster child for urban decline - and build a new America from their boarded-up ruins. For a small investment, Marnier can transform himself into a twenty-first-century pioneer. The realities of life on America's urban frontier soon become apparent. For every hopeful misfit who's come for a fresh start there's a native Detroiter whose patch is being swallowed up by the new colonials. Marnier finds himself caught in the middle of everyone else's battles - between local and outsider, rich and poor, black and white - until a terrible accident forces him to take sides.

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July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: You Don't Have to Live Like This: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Markovits
ISBN: 0-06-237660-8 / 978-0-06-237660-2 (USA edition)
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: You Don't Have To Live Like This
Author(s): Benjamin Markovits
ISBN: 0-571-31342-6 / 978-0-571-31342-6 (UK edition)
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: You Don't Have to Live Like This: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Markovits
ISBN: 0-06-237661-6 / 978-0-06-237661-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: You Don't Have To Live Like This
Author(s): Benjamin Markovits
ISBN: 0-571-31340-X / 978-0-571-31340-2 (UK edition)
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July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: You Don't Have to Live Like This: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Markovits
Publisher: Harper
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June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: You Don't Have To Live Like This
Author(s): Benjamin Markovits
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK