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The Glass Hotel: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): St. John Mandel, Emily
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Psychological
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: March 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.84in
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From The Publisher*

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.Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it's the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure 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.

Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

Review Quote*Accolades for Station Eleven
Review Quote*Winner of the Toronto Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the Sunburst AwardLonglisted for the Baileys Prize and for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionA New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller
Review Quote*"Deeply melancholy, but beautifully written, and wonderfully elegiac. . . . A book that I will long remember, and return to."
Review Quote*"Station Eleven is so compelling, so fearlessly imagined, that I wouldn't have put it down for anything."
Review Quote*"Absolutely extraordinary."
Review Quote*"A novel that carries a magnificent depth. . . . It's a sweeping look at where we are, how we got here and where we might go. While her previous novels are cracking good reads, this is her best yet."
Review Quote*"Gracefully written and suspenseful. . . . Its evocation of the collapse of our civilization is powerful."
Review Quote*"It's hard to imagine a novel more perfectly suited, in both form and content, to this literary moment."