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Book Title: A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism|
Date of issue: April 12th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780547473352
The author of the book: Peter Mountford
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 590 KB
Edition: Mariner Books
Read full description of the books A 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 Pinochet’s Chile, and Gabriel’s new love interest, the president’s 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 Lipsyteâ€”set against the stunning mountainous backdrop of La Paz and interspersed with Bolivia’s sad history of stubborn survivalâ€”Peter Mountford examines the critical choices a young man makes as his world closes in on him.
Read information about the authorPeter Mountford's debut novel A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism won the 2012 Washington State Book Award in fiction, and was a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize. His second novel The Dismal Science was named a New York Times Editor's Choice, and was a finalist for a 2015 Washington State Book Award.
After reading The Dismal Science, Sam Lipsyte wrote: "The Dismal Science is exuberant art, a deep, moving comedy about grief, guilt, and the heart's geopolitics. Mountford writes with soul and style and makes the plight of his protagonist count."
An avid traveler, Mountford has lived in Washington, D.C., New York, and Los Angeles, as well as Scotland, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, and Southern Mexico. His fiction has won numerous awards, grants and fellowships. His short stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Best New American Voices 2008, Granta, Southern Review, New York Times Magazine, Conjunctions, and Boston Review.
A fellow of Bread Loaf and Yaddo, he's currently on faculty at Sierra Nevada College's MFA program, and he's the event curator at Hugo House.
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