Union Atlantic e-bokEngelsk, 2010

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SHORTLISTED COMMONWEALTH WRITERSPRIZE EUROPE/SOUTH ASIA REGION BEST BOOKLONGLISTED FOR THE FT AND GOLDMAN SACHS BOOK AWARDSDoug Fanning lives an apparently gilded existence. A Gulf war veteran turned banker at the vast investment bank Union Atlantic, he is wealthy, handsome and powerful - the epitome of Wall Street success. Charlotte Graves lives in self-imposed exile deep in the forests of rural Massachusetts, stubbornly refusing to engage with a country she feels to be in morally bankrupt. When Fanning decides to build himself a sprawling mansion adjacent to her home, her isolation is threatened and she determines to evict him from his land and, if she can, his kind from her country.Union Atlantic is a deeply involving novel of the modern world - a world in crisis, where individual humanity is pitted against the global marketplace, and we must decide what, in the end, we value most highly.