From the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist You Are Not A Stranger Here, a stunning, masterful portrait of our modern gilded age.
At the heart of Union Atlantic lies a test of wills between a retired history teacher, Charlotte Graves—who has suddenly begun to hear her two dogs speaking to her in the voices of Cotton Mather and Malcolm X—and an ambitious young banker, Doug Fanning, who is building an ostentatious mansion on what was once Charlotte’s family land. Drawn into the conflict is Nate Fuller, a troubled high-school student who stirs powerful emotions in both of them. What emerges is a riveting story of financial power, the defense of tradition, and the distortions of desire these forces create. With remarkable scope and precision, Union Atlantic delivers a striking vision of the violent, anxious world we’ve come to inhabit.
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Her brother, the New York Fed chief, finds himself in a peculiar position: Henry is wrestling with the effects of Charlotte's mental decline—most prominently her obsession with the Fanning house—even as he is trying to save Fanning's bank from an implosion that might do untold damage on Wall Street.| Read Full Review of Union Atlantic
her brother, Charlotte asks whether he “can honestly say that.Apr 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Union Atlantic
In 2008, brokerages skidded into bankruptcy, banks teetered on collapse, financial rogues lost their cover, and thousands and thousands of ordinary people lost their homes, their jobs, their cars and their credit ratings. Acres of paper have been spent explaining the domino problems that clattere...Mar 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Union Atlantic
Fanning works for Union Atlantic, symbolic.Feb 14 2010 | Read Full Review of Union Atlantic
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I had high hopes when I read the advance summary, but when I actually read the novel and became familiar with the characters, I found myself hard-pressed to have any sympathy for anyone, except perhaps Henry.Feb 09 2010 | Read Full Review of Union Atlantic
The economy and its discontents can be an anemic topic for literary fiction, and Adam Haslett struggles with this challenge in his debut novel about banking disaster, Union Atlantic.Feb 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Union Atlantic
Book review: Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett (Atlantic, £12.99), a novel about the financial crisis, feels uncomfortably relevant.Jun 30 2010 | Read Full Review of Union Atlantic
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To help with her lawsuit, Charlotte calls in her brother, the head of the New York Fed and—by fluke!—the very man keeping a close eye on Union’s activities.Apr 07 2010 | Read Full Review of Union Atlantic
His first book - the story collection, .| Read Full Review of Union Atlantic
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