By Francis Spufford

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island 1746 — thirty years before the American Revolution. When a young man arrives with an order requesting a thousand pounds, there are no explanations. People are Suspicious. They don’t know whether to befriend him, seduce him, arrest him or kill him. The New Yorker says this is “a fast-paced romp that keeps its eyes on the moral conundrums of America.” Winner of many awards.