Coming Up for Air

By George Orwell

George Bowling, the hero of this comedian novel, is a middle-aged coverage salesman who lives in a regular English suburban row condo with a spouse and young children. in the future, after profitable a few cash from a raffle, he is going again to the village the place he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he recalls from thirty years prior to. The pool, unfortunately, is long gone, the village has replaced past acceptance, and the primary occasion of his vacation is an unintended bombing through the RAF.

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