Car parks: commonplace urban landscapes, little-explored and rarely
featured in art and music, yet they shape the aesthetics of our towns
and cities. Hotspots for crime, rage and sexual deviancy; a blind spot
in which activities go unnoticed. Skateboarding, car stunts, drug
dealing, dogging, murder.
Gareth E. Rees believes that the retail car park has as much mystery, magic and terror as any mountain, meadow or wood. He's out to prove it by walking the car parks of Britain, journeying across the country from Plymouth to Edinburgh, much to the horror of his family, friends - and, most of all - himself.
He finds Sir Francis Drake outside B&Q, standing stones in a retail park, and a dead body beside Sainsbury's. In this darkly satirical work of non-fiction, Gareth E. Rees presents a troubling vision of Brexit Britain through a common space we know far less about than we think.
Car Park Life : A Portrait of Britain's Unexplored Urban Wilderness - Gareth Rees
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