|Emne||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|
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Om Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism
On his first assignment for a rapacious hedge fund, Gabriel embarks to Bolivia at the end of 2005 to ferret out insider information about the plans of the controversial president-elect. If Gabriel succeeds, he will get a bonus that would make him secure for life. Standing in his way are his headstrong mother, herself a survivor of Pinochets Chile, and Gabriels new love interest, the presidents passionate press liaison. Caught in a growing web of lies and questioning his own role in profiting from an impoverished people, Gabriel sets in motion a terrifying plan that could cost him the love of all those he holds dear.In the tradition of Martin Amis, Joshua Ferris, and Sam Lipsyteset against the stunning mountainous backdrop of La Paz and interspersed with Bolivias sad history of stubborn survivalPeter Mountford examines the critical choices a young man makes as his world closes in on him.