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Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett

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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.

'An enthralling, lucid and superbly confident work of art that grips from the first page - This is a big novel and a masterful debut by a writer whose talent is equal to his project, and whose project could not be more timely.' Chris Cleave

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Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett

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.


Adam Haslett may be our F. Scott Fitzgerald. . . . A profound, strikingly intelligent story. -- The Washington Post Book World The first great novel of the new century that takes the new century as its subject . . . It's big and ambitious. . . . It's about us, now. All of us. -- Esquire

Remarkable. . . . With gorgeous prose and the punch of a first-rate thriller. -- USA Today

Funny and insightful. . . . The perfect book for our times. . . . Haslett has created memorable characters whose dysfunctional lives seem to embody the frenetic craziness and moral confusion of the era. -- What We're Reading, National Public Radio It's remarkable how successfully Union Atlantic continues the nuance of Haslett's earlier [work].... Swiftly and confidently, Haslett unwinds the ball of yarn that is the global financial crisis to reveal its core. - The New York Times Book Review

Exceedingly well written....A high-spirited, slyly astute exploratio

About the Author

Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection, You Are Not A Stranger Here, was a New York Times bestseller. It was shortlisted for both the Pulitzer Prize and the US National Book Award, and has been translated into fifteen languages. His essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Best American Short Stories, among others. He lives in New York.

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Publication date

1st June 2011


Adam Haslett

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Atlantic Books


320 pages


Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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