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The Resource Ghosts of Manhattan, Douglas Brunt

Ghosts of Manhattan, Douglas Brunt

Label
Ghosts of Manhattan
Title
Ghosts of Manhattan
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Brunt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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{u2019}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{u2019}s high-flying mortgage-backed securities trading may lead, Nick is presented with the kind of ethical dilemma he{u2019}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{u2019}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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brunt, Douglas
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.R868
LC item number
G46 2012
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Financial crises
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Ghosts of Manhattan, Douglas Brunt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Control code
ocn777364328
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9781451672596
Lccn
2012004367
System control number
(OCoLC)777364328
Label
Ghosts of Manhattan, Douglas Brunt
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Control code
ocn777364328
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9781451672596
Lccn
2012004367
System control number
(OCoLC)777364328

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