Union Atlantic

By Adam Haslett
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307388292, 354pp.)

Publication Date: February 8, 2011

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From the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist You Are Not A Stranger Here, a stunning, masterful portrait of our modern gilded age.
At the heart of Union Atlantic lies a test of wills between a retired history teacher, Charlotte Graves—who has suddenly begun to hear her two dogs speaking to her in the voices of Cotton Mather and Malcolm X—and an ambitious young banker, Doug Fanning, who is building an ostentatious mansion on what was once Charlotte’s family land. Drawn into the conflict is Nate Fuller, a troubled high-school student who stirs powerful emotions in both of them. What emerges is a riveting story of financial power, the defense of tradition, and the distortions of desire these forces create. With remarkable scope and precision, Union Atlantic delivers a striking vision of the violent, anxious world we’ve come to inhabit.

About the Author
Adam Haslett's debut story collection, YOU ARE NO STRANGER HERE (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2002) was a finalist for the National Book Award. He was also a finalist for a National Book Award, and his work has appeared in Zoetrope, Yale Review, BOMB, and NPR's "Selected Shorts." He lives in New York City and attends Yale Law School.
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