Saturday, March 13, 2010

Union Atlantic (2010)

The first novel by Adam Haslett, someone I know but also someone whose writing I can highly recommend. This book takes a little while to come together, following a half-dozen tenuously connected characters through chapters that are often structured like short stories and interspersed with lessons on the history of banking. But when it all comes together, and it does, I found I couldn't put it down. It ended up being both incredibly bleak but also moving.

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