Adam Haslett {Read} Union Atlantic


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  1. says:

    Union Atlantic So good even negative reviews are basically recommendationsOne star reviews mention unsympathetic characters complex prose ponderous chapters moral ambiguity They call it a bad book I call itAdam Hasslett is so scary good at words he must've studied writing at Hogwarts And he writes fucked up pathetic and convoluted

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    In an interview Adam Haslett said “My interest is always to get as deeply as I can into the minds and spirits of

  3. says:

    I was skeptical Yes I had really really loved his collection of short stories You Are Not a Stranger Here But i

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    I love books that put me in the morally compromised position of rooting for a villain In Edith Wharton's The Custom of the

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    How interesting that this has an average rating of only 334 For me it's one of the strongest novels of the 21st century I've read so far Grant

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    45 starsBasically what Apeiron said in her beautiful reviewThere were a lot of scenes small and bigger that were marvelous This auth

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    Watching the Congressional hearings into Goldman Sachs made me appreciate the prescience of Adam Haslett's brilliant novel Union AtlanticWritten in the year before the economic collapse of 2009 Haslett's novel fea

  8. says:

    Very good with so many beautiful scenes insightful observations and interesting characters But the first chapters are pretty boring Still wondering how this got the Lambda because the LGBT part is just so minor

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    Union Atlantic has everything one could need from a contemporary novel except for perhaps a sense of humor Which isn't to say that it isn't a pleasurable read it is Just not exactly satisfyingMuch of the pleasure here comes from Haslett's pros

  10. says:

    Another capable fictional response to the banking crisis Main character Doug Fanning is seemingly invincible he thinks he is

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Union Atlantic

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 centuryAt 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 In an interview Adam Haslett said My interest is always to get as deeply as I can into the minds and spirits of the characters and let the readers empathize or judge as they will Well he uite succeeded in doing this in my opinion With Union Atlantic he tells the story of group of people whose lives intersected for a little period of time Haslett gives all dues to each character and easily drew me in making me feel that particular character The loneliness the confusion the passion that was Charlotte the loss the pain the escape the want of Nate the sleekness the barrenness of Doug etc He knows how to write peopleAs I read this during the time of the Greek bailout the story struck chords than just what happened in the past Because money meddling is not just a thing of the past I don t think that we found the perfect solution yet Our world is controlled by might is right not by fair and just Maybe like Henry I too have to be pragmatic enough to bend my wish for the better for the greater good even if this galls Or no should I be like Charlotte A stalwart Don uixote fighting at windmills But without the Charlottes where would we be Much worse than we are We need them at least to brake a little the headlong rush of greed Because our world is a good breeding ground for the sleek sharks that do not get wet like Doug Shortsighted yes because they need to drink that water to live But then maybe my definition of live is not the same as theirsAn enjoyable group read where we talked this to death

Summary Union Atlantic

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 I love books that put me in the morally compromised position of rooting for a villain In Edith Wharton s The Custom of the Country for example we watch Undine Spragg a creature of pure ambition and greed as she goes through husband after husband in her search for wealth and status She leaves in her wake a neglected son and a suicide More than her downfall though I wanted to see her prevail This phenomenon is old news I suppose considering fiendish scene stealers from Milton s Satan to Alexis Carrington Worthy of inclusion on this list is Doug Fanning the spider at the center of Haslett s fantastic web of a book Union AtlanticDoug is not only a banker but a bad banker one of the greedy speculators who got us into this mess we re in But Haslett cannot make a character without making him wholly human We are granted an understanding of Doug which translates into a better understanding of our age And when Doug comes into conflict with Charlotte Graves an elderly history teacher who was forced into retirement for her unflinching honesty and perspicacity the results are wrenching Charlotte is the my favorite character in recent memory her monologues as she tutors teenager Nate are hilarious moving and eye opening And Nate is a perfectly wrought boy at sea I yearned to protect him both from his exploiters and his own bad decisionsHaslett has combined Whartonesue wit and authority with the heart and wide sympathies that made his collection You Are Not a Stranger Here so memorable As a result Union Atlantic achieves something many of our best and most enjoyable works of art fall short of importance

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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 sprin Union Atlantic has everything one could need from a contemporary novel except for perhaps a sense of humor Which isn t to say that it isn t a pleasurable read it is Just not exactly satisfyingMuch of the pleasure here comes from Haslett s prose Haslett knows exactly when to flex his muscles in conjuring up the romance of a New England summer the romance of youth the romance of a secret old and useless pain and of course the romance of money both kept safe and played withHowever parts of Charlotte s story felt like a cheat both in terms of character and plot the dogs and the land and the unlikely links to power all a deus ex machina that ends up mattering little in the end Charlotte s ultimate fate is recalled for us at a distance by young Nate in his final POVWhat to make of Nate exactly Haslett has joked in interviews that Nate s story is his coming of age novel It s impossible not to love Nate Haslett s physical descriptions of the boy pretty much make you want to hug him every other sentence However I missed something deeper in his thread some incisive conclusion or argument about youth embedded as Nate s story is in an old world full of old mistakes old money and history repeating itself

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Union Atlantic
  • Adam Haslett
  • English
  • 07 March 2019
  • 9780385524476