The Resource On the Floor

On the Floor

Label
On the Floor
Title
On the Floor
Statement of responsibility
Aifric Campbell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the City, everything has a price. What's yours? At the age of twenty-eight, Dubliner Geri Molloy has put her troubled past behind her to become a major player at Steiner's investment bank in London, earning $850k a year doing business with a reclusive hedge fund manager in Hong Kong who, in return for his patronage, likes to ask her about Kant and watch while she eats exotic Asian delicacies. For five years Geri has had it all, but in the months leading up to the outbreak of the Gulf War in 1991, her life starts to unravel. Abandoned by her corporate financier boyfriend, in the grip of a debilitating insomnia, and drinking far too much, Geri becomes entangled in a hostile takeover involving her boss, her client and her ex. With her career on the line as a consequence, and no one to turn to, she is close to losing it, in every sense. Taut and fast-paced, On the Floor is about making money and taking risks; it's about getting away with it, and what happens when you're no longer one step ahead; ultimately, though, it's a reminder to never, ever underestimate the personal cost of success
Summary
Long-listed for the Orange Prize, a tale set against a backdrop of the Gulf War finds once-successful investment banker Geri Molloy shaken from a breakup-related malaise by an eccentric hedge fund manager in Hong Kong who embroils Geri in a high-stakes takeover that places her future at risk
Storyline
Tone
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10181689
Cataloging source
DLC
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Campbell, Aifric
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
On the Floor
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:68977ffe-bfee-460b-ab88-f58bd0a1a5d5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781847658012
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
On the Floor
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:68977ffe-bfee-460b-ab88-f58bd0a1a5d5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781847658012
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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