Sam Thompson was born in London in 1978. He lives with his family in Oxford, where he teaches English at St Anne’s College. He has written for the Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, the Guardian and Scotland on Sunday.
Every city is made of stories: stories that meet and diverge, stories of the commonplace and the strange, of love and crime, of ghosts and monsters.
This is the story of a place that never looks the same way twice: a place imagined anew by each citizen who walks through the changing streets, among voices half-heard, signs half-glimpsed and desires half acknowledged. This is the story of a city.