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The Resource Hotel living, by Ioannis Pappos

Hotel living, by Ioannis Pappos

Label
Hotel living
Title
Hotel living
Statement of responsibility
by Ioannis Pappos
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recalling both the excess of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the drifting narrator of A Single Man, Ioannis Pappos's debut novel is a portrait of privilege, aspiration, and international finance during the wayward course of the American economy between 9/11 and the 2008 Financial collapse, and is filled with surprisingly tender observations about identity, loneliness, and human connection. "I'm homeless, but in First Class." Stathis Rakis abandoned his small Greek village for a more worldly life, first in San Francisco, where the Dot Com Bubble had already burst, and then in Paris, France, where he is pursuing an MBA at an elite business school. After falling helplessly in love with a liberal New England journalist with a good conscience, who comes to campus with some scores to settle, Stathis moves to the United States to begin as a consultant for a company called Command. He spends the very few hours of the day that aren't consumed by work draining the minibar, battling insomnia, and binging on more than room service. Luxury is a given, happiness is not. As the economy recovers and a new bubble expands in a post-9/11 world, Stathis drifts upward, baring witness to the criminal decadence that will become the 2008 financial crisis, as well as his new habits of indulgence-drugs, sex, and insider trading. In a world of insiders--from corporate suits to Hollywood celebutantes-Stathis remains the outsider: too foreign to be one of them, too cynical to turn back
Summary
Stathis Rakis leaves his Greek village for business school and a career in management consulting in the United States, where he rises along with the post 9/11 bubble while indulging to excess in drugs, sex, and insider trading
Pace
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10433768
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pappos, Ioannis
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.A66
LC item number
H68 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Business consultants
  • Single-room occupancy hotels
  • Luxuries
Target audience
adult
Label
Hotel living, by Ioannis Pappos
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053777666
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780062376367
Isbn Type
(trade pbk)
Lccn
2014042023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911349438
Label
Hotel living, by Ioannis Pappos
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053777666
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780062376367
Isbn Type
(trade pbk)
Lccn
2014042023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911349438

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