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Ghosts of Manhattan

Ghosts of Manhattan

(2012)
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A wryly comic, first-person debut novel offering a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider who is too hooked on the money to find a way out, even as his career is ruining his marriage and corroding his soul. It's 2005. Nick Farmer is a thirty-five-year-old bond trader with Bear Stearns clearing seven figures a year. The novelty of a work-related nightlife centering on liquor, hookers, and cocaine has long since worn thin, though Nick remains keenly addicted to his annual bonus. But the lifestyle is taking a toll on his marriage and on him. When a nerdy analyst approaches him with apocalyptic prognostications of where Bear's high-flying mortgage-backed securities trading may lead, Nick is presented with the kind of ethical dilemma he's spent a lifetime avoiding. Throw in a hot financial journalist who seems to be more interested in him than in the percolating financial armageddon and the prospect that his own wife may have found a new romantic interest of her own, and you have the recipe for Nick's personal and professional implosion. By turns hilarious and harrowing, Ghosts of Manhattan follows a winning but flawed character as he struggles to find the right path in a complicated urban heart of darkness.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Brunt
ISBN: 1-4516-7259-4 / 978-1-4516-7259-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Brunt
ISBN: 1-4516-7260-8 / 978-1-4516-7260-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Brunt
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Brunt
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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