Booker Prize 2021 shortlist: ‘Absorbing global stories of life and death’

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Take Maggie Shipstead’s Great Circle, an enthralling epic about aviation and adventure. It is a big, baggy blast of a book bulging with sex and drugs, taking in Prohibition-era Montana, wartime Alaska, present-day Hollywood, painting and physics. I loved it.