By Peter Mountford
On his first task for a rapacious hedge fund, Gabriel embarks to Bolivia on the finish of 2005 to ferret out insider information regarding the plans of the arguable president-elect. If Gabriel succeeds, he'll get an advantage that might make him safe for all times. status in his approach are his headstrong mom, herself a survivor of Pinochet’s Chile, and Gabriel’s new love curiosity, the president’s passionate press liaison. stuck in a transforming into internet of lies and wondering his personal function in making the most of an impoverished humans, Gabriel units in movement a terrifying plan which could expense him the affection of all these he holds dear.
within the culture of Martin Amis, Joshua Ferris, and Sam Lipsyte—set opposed to the beautiful mountainous backdrop of l. a. Paz and interspersed with Bolivia’s unhappy background of obdurate survival—Peter Mountford examines the severe offerings a tender guy makes as his international closes in on him.
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She left her father in the living room and walked through the kitchen to the formal dining room. Through the French doors, she saw an expanse of snow-covered ground, with acres of dormant apple trees in the distance. Closer, beneath the icicle-draped branches of a fifty-year-old magnolia tree, was a small rectangular garden defined by antique wrought-iron fencing. Its ornate gate was twined with brown vines; come summer, that gate would be a profusion of green leaves and white flowers. Now it glittered with frost.
She and Nina had heard this fairy tale for years. Later, when the rehearsal was over and everyone had gone their separate ways, Meredith kept working. She made a sign that read ONE NIGHT ONLY: A GRAND PLAY FOR THE HOLIDAY and listed their three names. She touched up the painted backdrop (it was impossible to fix entirely; Nina always colored outside of the lines), and then positioned it in the living room. When the set was ready, she added sequins to the tulle ballet-skirt-turned-princess-gown that she would wear at the end.
Mere,舡 he said quietly, putting his hands on her shoulders. She knew what he wanted: for her to lean back into him, to let herself be held. There was a part of her that wanted it, too, longed for that comfort, in fact, but the larger part of her舒the part that was hanging on to hope one breath at a time舒didn舗t dare soften. In his arms, she might fall apart, and what good would that do? 舠Let me hold you,舡 he said into her ear. She shook her head. How was it he didn舗t understand? She worried about her father in a way that consumed her.
A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism by Peter Mountford