Human Capital

Amidon

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Human Capital
Details: ISBN: 0670915351 , Penguin , 2004 . Book Condition: As New. 375 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Remainder mark. It's the spring of 2001, and the Connecticut suburbs are looking fresh and opulent. Everyone is driving great cars, building beautiful houses, living the American Dream. But Drew Hagel has spent the last decade watching things slip away - his first marriage, his real-estate brokerage, and his beloved daughter, Shannon, now a distant and mysterious high-school senior. He is in danger of losing his place in the affluent suburbs once ruled by his father, when an unexpected friendship with Quint Manning opens Drew's eyes to vast wealth. What Drew doesn't know is that Manning has problems of his own - his Midas touch is abandoning him, his restless wife, Carrie, is growing disillusioned with all the money, and his hard-drinking son, Jamie, Shannon's classmate, is careering out of control . Quantity Available: 4. Category: Fiction; Drama & Sagas; ISBN: 0670915351. ISBN/EAN: 9780670915354. Inventory No: 08010067.

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Amidon Stephen

Details: Viking , 2004 . Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Jacket Condition: As New. Mint condition.Viking,2004.First UK edition-first printing.Blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) with Dj(two small creases and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover),both in mint condition.The book is new with a mall crease on the edge of the pages.375pp.Price un-clipped.

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From Publishers Weekly: Tensions, lies and hypocrisy lurk beneath the cool exteriors of Totten Crossing, Conn., in this fine new novel of suburbia from Amidon (The New City; Subdivision). In an effort to keep up with the Joneses, fading real estate broker Drew Hagel sinks all his money into a hedge fund that goes bust. Meanwhile, his second wife, psychologist Ronnie, is pregnant with twins, and his teenage daughter, Shannon, is experiencing first love with Ian, one of Ronnie's young patients, whose mother died of cancer when he was 14, leaving him a large sum of insurance money that he will inherit when he turns 18. Ian's uncle, David, a decent man with few prospects, plans on using the inheritance to fulfill his dream of owning a bar in North Carolina. Finally, Carrie Manning has grown restless and uncomfortable with her broker husband's wealth and embarks on a brief affair. All these lives collide on one fateful night when Ian accidentally strikes and kills a bicyclist while driving home from an end-of-year high school party; the vehicle belongs to Jamie, Carrie's hard-drinking teenage son. It all sounds a bit like Peyton Place, but Amidon's intentions are far more serious. Writing with a sociologist's insight, he crafts a sharp page-turner mined with moments of dark satire. Amidon's previous novels had moments of profundity, but this exceptional novel delves deeper and more passionately into the fractured lives of people whose lives revolve around money. Its impact lingers long after the final credits roll.
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