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The Glass Hotel

Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979- Book - 2020 Fiction / Mandel, Emily, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Mandel, Emily St. John None on shelf 37 requests on 12 copies Community Rating: 4.2 out of 5

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"From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it"-- Provided by publisher.
Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass and cedar palace on an island in British Columbia. Jonathan Alkaitis works in finance and owns the hotel. When he passes her his card with a tip, it's the beginning of their life together. That same day, Vincent's half-brother, Paul, scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: "Why don't you swallow broken glass." Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Their lives paint a picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts. -- adapted from jacket

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The Glass Hotel submitted by srussel on June 29, 2020, 7:37pm Amazing. I wasn't sure if I would like it as much as her other book, but it was really good and kept me thinking long after I finished it

Loved how it all came together submitted by AGAPHD on June 29, 2020, 10:26pm I really enjoyed this. Beautifully written and interesting to see how all the threads came together.

Intensely Conceived, Philosophically Insightful submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on July 6, 2020, 1:52am
A narrative about crisis, endurance and the search for meaning in life,

There are two interconnecting but apparently separate events – the failure of a vast Ponzi scheme, and the bizarre disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea.

Haunting submitted by kirterry on August 8, 2020, 9:19pm I didn't find the themes of this book as appealing as those of Station Eleven, but I really enjoy Mandel's writing and how she gradually reveals the connections between characters.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 301 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780525521143

SUBJECTS
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Ponzi schemes -- Fiction.
Cruise ships -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.