- ISBN 9780099421931 / 0099421933
- Title Final Demand
- Author Deborah Moggach
- Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2002
- Pages 240
- Publisher Vintage
- Imprint Vintage
- Language English
- Dimensions 130mm x 200mm x 15mm
Beautiful, bright and ambitious, Natalie is stuck in a dead end job, living her life through wild weekend, yearning for something more. When she sees a chance to change her life, she takes it. After all, its only a minor crime. Nobody will be hurt, will they? But Colin gets hurt. He's the man who Natalie marries.
Natalie is a girl who should be going somewhere. Beautiful, bright and ambitious, she's stuck in a dead end job in the accounts department of Nu-Line Telecommunications. Living her life through wild weekends, yearning for something more. When she sees a chance to change her life, she takes it. After all, its' only a minor crime. Nobody will be hurt, will they? But Colin gets hurt. He's the man who Natalie marries. And other people's lives are changed, terribly and irrevocably. Because Natalie's actions do have consequences - tragic consequences. Poignant and beautifully written, Deborah Moggach's new novel is a cautionary tale about the terrible battle between desires and greed, about human hopes and our own frailty in the face of temptation.
“An astonishing story of broken dreams, greed and human frailty.A tale of extraordinary power. Quite simply outstanding” Daily Mail “Hugely entertaining.immensely thought-provoking” Daily Express “Powerful.vividly evoked” Sunday Times “Deborah Moggach can fit a complex idea onto a postage stamp... ordinary human crises are described tersely, compassionately, and with a wit as dry as the Sahara” Independent “Moggach's delight in spinning her story, and in the minor characters she invents, is infectious” Mail on Sunday
Deborah Moggach is the author of thirteen previous novels, the most recent being Tulip Fever. Her TV screenplays include her own Close Relations and the highly acclaimed Love in a Cold Climate for the BBC. She is Chair of the Society of Authors and lives in London.