“The Glass Hotel might be the ideal novel for your survival bunker.” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post)
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From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, an exciting novel set at the flashing crossway of 2 relatively diverse occasions – a huge Ponzi plan collapse and the mystical disappearance of a female from a ship at sea.
Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a 5-star accommodations on the northern most pointer of Vancouver Island. On the night she satisfies Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: “Why do not you swallow damaged glass.” High above Manhattan, a higher criminal activity is dedicated: Alkaitis is running a worldwide Ponzi plan, moving fictional amounts of cash through customers’ accounts. When the monetary empire collapses, it wipes out many fortunes and ravages lives. Vincent, who had actually been impersonating Jonathan’s better half, leaves into the night. Years later on, a victim of the scams is worked with to examine a weird incident: A female has actually relatively disappeared from the deck of a container ship in between ports of call.
In this fascinating story of crisis and survival, Emily St. John Mandel takes listeners through typically covert landscapes: camping sites for the near-homeless, underground electronica clubs, business of worldwide shipping, service in high-end hotels, and life in a federal jail. Rife with unanticipated charm, The Glass Hotel is a fascinating picture of greed and regret, love and misconception, ghosts and unexpected effects, and the limitless methods we look for significance in our lives.