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The Arriviste (Electronic book text)
The Arriviste (Electronic book text): James Wallenstein

The Arriviste (Electronic book text)

James Wallenstein

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If by 1970 I had started to slip, it wasn t by much. To make more of the decline would be easy: exaggeration resonates in candor. My income had fallen, though not to any depth. That would have required a spectacular reversal, and, contrary impulses notwithstanding, I seem to avoid spectacular actions of any kind. I still had plenty of money in 1970, more than my neighbors could reasonably hope to come by, yet not so much anymore that I could forget them. My lawn was no longer quite big enough nor my hedges high enough.
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.


Imprint: Milkweed Editions
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2011
Authors: James Wallenstein
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 328
ISBN-13: 978-1-283-15023-1
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-283-15023-9
Barcode: 9781283150231

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