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The Recessionistas - A Novel of the Once Rich and Powerful

Alexandra Lebenthal

It's the day after Labor Day, 2008, and the elite universe of New York's Upper East Side is about to unravel along with the economy. Socialite Grigsby Somerset is barely aware of her changing world and has no idea her investment banker husband, Blake, is about to enter into a devil's bargain with hedge fund owner John Cutter. As autumn unfolds, Grigsby's fairytale life starts to unwind. Street-smart Renee Parker has been hired as John's executive assistant and is convinced that something is amiss with her new boss. Renee enlists her friend Sasha Silver, CEO of Silver Partners, to help her decipher what is happening. They soon discover that John is nearly ruined, except for the assets he is hiding in the Cayman Islands from his wife, Mimi, and has concocted with Blake a scheme to redeem himself. This tale of expulsion from a modern-day Garden of Eden captures what happens when economic decline spells ruin for Manhattan's pampered elite.

It's the day after Labor Day, 2008, and the elite universe of New York's Upper East Side is about to unravel along with the economy. Socialite Grigsby Somerset is barely aware of her changing world and has no idea her investment banker husband, Blake, is about to enter into a devil's bargain with hedge fund owner John Cutter. As autumn unfolds, Grigsby's fairytale life starts to unwind. Street-smart Renee Parker has been hired as John's executive assistant and is convinced that something is amiss with her new boss. Renee enlists her friend Sasha Silver, CEO of Silver Partners, to help her decipher what is happening. They soon discover that John is nearly ruined, except for the assets he is hiding in the Cayman Islands from his wife, Mimi, and has concocted with Blake a scheme to redeem himself. This tale of expulsion from a modern-day Garden of Eden captures what happens when economic decline spells ruin for Manhattan's pampered elite.
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It's the day after Labor Day, 2008, and the elite universe of New York's Upper East Side is about to unravel along with the economy. Socialite Grigsby Somerset is barely aware of her changing world and has no idea her investment banker husband, Blake, is about to enter into a devil's bargain with hedge fund owner John Cutter. As autumn unfolds, Grigsby's fairytale life starts to unwind. Street-smart Renee Parker has been hired as John's executive assistant and is convinced that something is amiss with her new boss. Renee enlists her friend Sasha Silver, CEO of Silver Partners, to help her decipher what is happening. They soon discover that John is nearly ruined, except for the assets he is hiding in the Cayman Islands from his wife, Mimi, and has concocted with Blake a scheme to redeem himself. This tale of expulsion from a modern-day Garden of Eden captures what happens when economic decline spells ruin for Manhattan's pampered elite.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

10h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

47:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:31