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The mark and the void

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2015.
Edition:
First American edition.
Language:
English
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Short-listed for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in the Eason Book Club Novel of the Year category.

What links the Investment Bank of Torabundo, www.myhotswaitress.com (yes, with an s , don't ask), an art heist, a novel called For the Love of a Clown , a six-year-old boy with the unfortunate name of Remington Steele, a lonely French banker, a tiny Pacific island, and a pest control business run by an ex-KGB agent? The Mark and the Void is Paul Murray's madcap new novel of institutional folly, following the success of his wildly original breakout hit, Skippy Dies . While marooned at his banking job in the bewilderingly damp and insular realm known as Ireland, Claude Martingale is approached by a down-on-his-luck author, Paul, looking for his next great subject. Claude finds that his life gets steadily more exciting under Paul's fictionalizing influence; he even falls in love with a beautiful waitress. But Paul's plan is not what it seems--and neither is Claude's employer, the Investment Bank of Torabundo, which swells through dodgy takeovers and derivatives trading until--well, you can probably guess how that shakes out. The Mark and the Void is the funniest novel ever written about the recent financial crisis, and a stirring examination of the deceptions carried out in the names of art and commerce.

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9780865477551
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