Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel
|Grouped Work ID||1f45afb5-00f6-4565-29f2-e4f16c245f84|
|Grouping Title||ghosts of manhattan|
|Grouping Author||brunt douglas|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-17 22:54:22PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-17 23:42:18PM|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
A wryly comic, first-person debut novel offering a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider who is too hooked on the money to find a way out, even as his career is ruining his marriage and corroding his soul.
It's 2005. Nick Farmer is a thirty-five-year-old bond trader with Bear Stearns clearing seven figures a year. The novelty of a work-related nightlife centering on liquor, hookers, and cocaine has long since worn thin, though Nick remains keenly addicted to his annual bonus. But the lifestyle is taking a toll on his marriage and on him.
When a nerdy analyst approaches him with apocalyptic prognostications of where Bear's high-flying mortgage-backed securities trading may lead, Nick is presented with the kind of ethical dilemma he's spent a lifetime avoiding. Throw in a hot financial journalist who seems to be more interested in him than in the percolating financial armageddon and the prospect that his own wife may have found a new romantic interest of her own, and you have the recipe for Nick's personal and professional implosion.
By turns hilarious and harrowing, Ghosts of Manhattan follows a winning but flawed character as he struggles to find the right path in a complicated urban heart of darkness.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000398441|Book|Books|1st Touchstone hardcover ed.|English|Simon & Schuster,|2012.|275 p. ; 23 cm., overdrive:743d1642-3b0b-4783-9299-eab3ca92e079|eBook|eBook||English|Touchstone|2012||
|subject_facet||Financial crises -- Fiction, Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction|
|title_display||Ghosts of Manhattan|
|title_full||Ghosts of Manhattan / Douglas Brunt, Ghosts of Manhattan A Novel|
|title_short||Ghosts of Manhattan|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Financial crises, Humor (Fiction), Literature|