A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism
ISBN10: 0547473354 ISBN13: 9780547473352 Publisher: Mariner Books Published: Apr 12 2011 Pages: 289 Weight: 0.64lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
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 Lipsyte--set against the stunning mountainous backdrop of La Paz and interspersed with Bolivia's sad history of stubborn survival--Peter Mountford examines the critical choices a young man makes as his world closes in on him.