The Arriviste

The Arriviste

[a Novel]

Unknown - 2011
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Neil Fox has made a fortune off the "head we win/tails you lose" venture capital deals negotiated by his brother, costing him almost everything but money. His ex-wife and daughter spurn him, and he lost his young son years ago. He now lives a carefully plotted life, working as a lawyer at a small investment-banking firm and spending nights at home with a drink.

When the affable Bud Younger moves in next door--on a parcel that Neil had sold off--Neil takes an almost instant dislike to him. Bud is nearly everything Neil is not--a gregarious, energetic striver loved by his intact family. When Bud asks Neil to fund a new business venture, he reluctantly accepts, setting in motion events that hurtle to a startling and haunting conclusion.

The Arriviste delves into the psyche of avarice and envy, presenting a portrait of a man both ordinary and monstrous.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, c2011.
ISBN: 9781571310842
Branch Call Number: FICTION WAL
Characteristics: 298 p. ; 22 cm.

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