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  • Little, Brown US

Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An hilarious first novel about a year in the life of a twenty-something investment banker - and his discovery that high-paying jobs come at a high price.

A hilarious first novel about a year in the life of a twenty something investment banker - and his discovery that high-paying jobs come at a high price.

Mumbles has a job that most Type-A college grads would die for: he's making over $100,000 a year at a prestigious investment bank and is clearly on the ladder to a life of chauffeur-driven Bentleys and Russian supermodels. Except he's on the bottom rung, working non-stop, and each day inside the Bank's cold and unforgiving walls distorts reality further. Those well rested, tan PR people he passes on his five-minute lunch break? Aliens. His girlfriend? Jumped ship after he forgot her birthday during a weekend crunch. Struggling to keep his sanity, Mumbles, along with the rest of his Gang of Four - the Defeated One, Postal Boy, and Clyde - defines a driving purpose in a last ditch attempt to retain his humanity: get the Prodigal Son fired.
The spawn of a Bank bigwig, the Prodigal Son is absurdly good-looking, wears a Patek Philippe watch worth a small Manhattan apartment, and toys around with the more nubile assistants instead of doing any real work. For these sins, they must take him down. Their success will depend on thei

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