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Union Atlantic

Adam Haslett

RRP: £8.99

1 June 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848874992

RRP: £4.99

1 July 2010

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848879942

SHORTLISTED COMMONWEALTH WRITERSPRIZE EUROPE/SOUTH ASIA REGION BEST BOOK
LONGLISTED FOR THE FT AND GOLDMAN SACHS BOOK AWARDS

Doug 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.

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