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The Unnumbered

(2004)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Contemporary London. You know what that's like. But there's another London too, another race: the streets are swirling with them. They have no jobs, no driving licence, no social security, no identity of any sort. They pass us by every day; the unnumbered

Nio is an unnumbered. He's twenty three, and Greek. He's built a home for himself in Coldfall Woods, with a roof for a floor and a floor for a roof. It's his secret, but not for much longer. The city has eyes and ears. It's coming to get him. Then there's dark eyed Mila. She's fifteen and lives with her parents in three caravans parked off the North Circular Road. She's an unnumbered too, like her little brother, but she's just bought herself an identity, and works as a checkout girl. It's a start. She's smart. She's going to reach the stars some day. She can feel it in the air.

Lucas Tooth can sense it too. He works his charm on all these women; the hopeful, the sad, the desperate. He's the heartless best at this game, but only when they feel the fear does it bring him the pleasure. He's destroyed Anjali, once a hardworking student; now it's Mila's turn.

But Nio and Mila fall in love; dreamer and realist. Together they will take on this London and all it can throw at them. But it is not an easy city. It exacts a hard tribute. The city has brought them together. The city could tear them apart.

    

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May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Unnumbered
Author(s): Sam North
ISBN: 0-7432-4852-X / 978-0-7432-4852-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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July 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: Unnumbered
Author(s): Sam North
ISBN: 0-7432-4851-1 / 978-0-7432-4851-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Unnumbered
Author(s): Sam North
ISBN: 0-7432-4850-3 / 978-0-7432-4850-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA