By Ewan Morrison
Fashion, meals courts, underwear, 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 might one lady threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted footwear? 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 marketplace study 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 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 inside of their walls. With wry wit, perception, and compassion, he unearths how shops control our feelings, how they're an awesome area to satisfy a brand new lover or to kill your self, and the way they're taking on the world. As procuring department shops unfold around the globe on the striking pace of 1 new mall each seventy two hours, and everybody, in each nation finally ends up donning an analogous models, Tales from the Mall provides us a page-turning travel of the heritage of the mall and a imaginative and prescient of our coming destiny. Packed jam-packed with extraordinarily tweetable proof and intestine wrenching, occasionally hilarious tales; this e-book will swap how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide economic system, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.