Union Atlantic

By Adam Haslett
(Atlantic, Paperback, 9781848874992)

Publication Date: June 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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“Adam Haslett's debut novel is the story of four diverse characters -- a banker, a retired teacher and her brother, and a high school student -- who are thrown together in unexpected ways. Through this powerful and prescient novel, Haslett is asking what it means to be American today.”
-- Susan Fox, Red Fox Books, Glens Falls, NY


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The eagerly anticipated debut novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist "You Are Not a Stranger Here, Union Atlantic" is a deeply affecting portrait of the modern gilded age, the first decade of the 21st century.



NPR
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

A first novel by a much-honored short-story writer imagines a financial system wracked by risk and on the verge of collapse. Yet Adam Haslett wrote Union Atlantic before the current financial crisis exploded, making him seem more prescient than he will confess to being. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Monday, Feb 22, 2010

When American writers write about people with money, the results have often been spectacular. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says New York novelist Jonathan Dee's new book The Privileges gives every one of his predecessors a run for their money. He also says that award-winning story writer Adam Haslett's Union Atlantic is just as terrific to read. More at NPR.org

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