Francis Spufford (Faber & Faber)
New York, 1746. A charming, handsome young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up to a counting-house in Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling proposition – an order for a thousand pounds that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted?
This is New York in its infancy, a place where a clever young man can reinvent himself, fall in love, and find a world of trouble.