By Ewan Morrison
Fashion, foodstuff courts, underwear, fireplace bombing, suicide, loose parking—welcome to the mall. Winner of the Guardian's now not the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich author of the Year.
Why may one girl threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted sneakers? Why are cross-dressers attracted to mall automobile parks? What do impulse buys need to do with rioting? How are a few department stores "vampiric" while others are "pregnant?" And why are industry study 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 inside of their walls. With wry wit, perception, and compassion, he unearths how department stores control our feelings, how they're a terrific area to satisfy a brand new lover or to kill your self, and the way they're taking up the world. As buying 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 identical models, Tales from the Mall provides us a page-turning travel of the background of the mall and a imaginative and prescient of our coming destiny. Packed filled with extraordinarily tweetable proof and intestine wrenching, occasionally hilarious tales; this publication will swap how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide economic system, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.