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Union Atlantic

Adam Haslett

The eagerly anticipated debut novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist You Are Not a Stranger Here: a deeply affecting portrait of the modern gilded age, the first decade of the twenty-first century. At the heart of Union Atlantic lies a test of wills between a young banker, Doug Fanning, and a retired schoolteacher, Charlotte Graves, whose two dogs have begun to speak to her. When Doug builds an ostentatious mansion on land that Charlotte’s grandfather donated to the town of Finden, Massachusetts, she determines to oust him in court. As a senior manager of Union Atlantic bank, a major financial conglomerate, Doug is embroiled in the company’s struggle to remain afloat. It is Charlotte’s brother, Henry Graves, the president of the New York Federal Reserve, who must keep a watchful eye on Union Atlantic and the entire financial system. Drawn into Doug and Charlotte’s intensifying conflict is Nate Fuller, a troubled high-school senior who unwittingly stirs powerful emotions in each of them. Irresistibly complex, imaginative, and witty, Union Atlantic is a singular work of fiction that is sure to be read and reread long after it causes a sensation this spring. “Union Atlantic is a masterful portrait of our age.”—Malcolm Gladwell

The eagerly anticipated debut novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist You Are Not a Stranger Here: a deeply affecting portrait of the modern gilded age, the first decade of the twenty-first century. At the heart of Union Atlantic lies a test of wills between a young banker, Doug Fanning, and a retired schoolteacher, Charlotte Graves, whose two dogs have begun to speak to her. When Doug builds an ostentatious mansion on land that Charlotte’s grandfather donated to the town of Finden, Massachusetts, she determines to oust him in court. As a senior manager of Union Atlantic bank, a major financial conglomerate, Doug is embroiled in the company’s struggle to remain afloat. It is Charlotte’s brother, Henry Graves, the president of the New York Federal Reserve, who must keep a watchful eye on Union Atlantic and the entire financial system. Drawn into Doug and Charlotte’s intensifying conflict is Nate Fuller, a troubled high-school senior who unwittingly stirs powerful emotions in each of them. Irresistibly complex, imaginative, and witty, Union Atlantic is a singular work of fiction that is sure to be read and reread long after it causes a sensation this spring. “Union Atlantic is a masterful portrait of our age.”—Malcolm Gladwell
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The eagerly anticipated debut novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist You Are Not a Stranger Here: a deeply affecting portrait of the modern gilded age, the first decade of the twenty-first century. At the heart of Union Atlantic lies a test of wills between a young banker, Doug Fanning, and a retired schoolteacher, Charlotte Graves, whose two dogs have begun to speak to her. When Doug builds an ostentatious mansion on land that Charlotte’s grandfather donated to the town of Finden, Massachusetts, she determines to oust him in court. As a senior manager of Union Atlantic bank, a major financial conglomerate, Doug is embroiled in the company’s struggle to remain afloat. It is Charlotte’s brother, Henry Graves, the president of the New York Federal Reserve, who must keep a watchful eye on Union Atlantic and the entire financial system. Drawn into Doug and Charlotte’s intensifying conflict is Nate Fuller, a troubled high-school senior who unwittingly stirs powerful emotions in each of them. Irresistibly complex, imaginative, and witty, Union Atlantic is a singular work of fiction that is sure to be read and reread long after it causes a sensation this spring. “Union Atlantic is a masterful portrait of our age.”—Malcolm Gladwell

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Aaron Baker

Length:

10h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

22:34


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:15


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

24:28


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

38:39


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

29:57


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

35:56


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:42


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

21:20


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

28:05


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

41:42


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

16:08


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

32:00


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

32:31


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

01:24:46


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

14:34


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

21:34


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

28:32


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

31:09


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

20:36


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

26:04


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

08:10


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

12:36


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

02:15