Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, Against the Day moves from the labour troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York; from London to Venice, to Siberia, to Mexico during the revolution; silent-era Hollywood, and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all.
It is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places.
Maybe it's not the world, but with a minor adjustment or two it's what the world might be.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 1232 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/11/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099512332