Set entirely on a London bus travelling from Hoxton to Highbury and taking place over just 36 minutes, the events of The 392 unfold through a cast of charismatic characters tied together through a shared suspicion as the threat of terrorism looms. The 392 is a journey through gentrified London and the experiences and feelings that gentrification creates along the way, but ultimately, it’s the story of people, places and perceptions. The roads are real; the locations mentioned are actual local landmarks and the position of bus stops are based on the real route, giving the world of the fictional The 392 a brilliantly authentic feel.
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‘An ode to the lived-in layers and multiplicities of London’
Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti