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By Peter Mountford

On his first task for a rapacious hedge fund, Gabriel embarks to Bolivia on the finish of 2005 to ferret out insider information regarding the plans of the arguable president-elect. If Gabriel succeeds, he'll get an advantage that will make him safe for all times. status in his approach are his headstrong mom, herself a survivor of Pinochet’s Chile, and Gabriel’s new love curiosity, the president’s passionate press liaison. stuck in a transforming into net of lies and wondering his personal position in making the most of an impoverished humans, Gabriel units in movement a terrifying plan which can expense him the affection of all these he holds dear.

within the culture of Martin Amis, Joshua Ferris, and Sam Lipsyte—set opposed to the lovely mountainous backdrop of los angeles Paz and interspersed with Bolivia’s unhappy heritage of obdurate survival—Peter Mountford examines the severe offerings a tender guy makes as his international closes in on him.

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She stole a glance at the view. It was late April, the temperature hovering just around perfect, and blue skies stretched to the horizon. Beyond her, the Intracoastal was calm despite the breeze and seemed to mirror the color of the sky. A dozen seagulls perched on the railing, waiting to dart beneath the tables if someone dropped a scrap of food. Ivan Smith, the owner, hated them. He called them rats-with-wings, and he’d already patrolled the railing twice wielding a wooden plunger, trying to scare them off.

A pretty, ponytailed nineteen-year-old, she was working part-time as the restaurant hostess. ” Katie scanned her tables, running the rhythm in her head. ” She nodded. Eileen walked down the stairs. From nearby tables Katie could hear snippets of conversations—people talking about friends or family, the weather or fishing. At a table in the corner, she saw two people close their menus. She hustled over and took the order, but didn’t linger at the table trying to make small talk, like Melody did.

How about Melody? ” “And Ricky? ” When Katie nodded again, Jo laughed. ” “No, but it’s a small town and Ivan’s is an institution. Besides, the longer you live here, the more you’ll understand that there are no such things as secrets in this place. Everyone knows everyone’s business, and some people, like, let’s say… Melody… have raised gossip to an art form. It used to drive me crazy. Of course, half the people in Southport are the same way. ” Jo shrugged. “Yeah, well. What can I say? ” She took another sip of her coffee and motioned out the window.

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