It is the late nineties. The Iraqis are in Kuwait and the former decade’s financial bubble has burst. From his high-backed swivel chair in an eight-foot cubicle on the sixth floor of a London management-consulting firm, Scott Marshall prays he can survive the coming carnage.
The son of an inveterate Anglophile, Marshall moved to England when his former employer—Manhattan’s Hassenblad Consultancy—went belly-up. With the optimistic wine- and money-flowing days of Reaganomics vanished into a sinkhole of blighted hope and stalled aspirations, Scott is desperate to hold on to his job amid massive layoffs. He is meanwhile dealing with a girlfriend hiding a nasty secret; an embattled football club that conceals a wellspring of deceit and subterfuge; and the reappearance of his father, whose ill-timed visit unleashes a swarm of ghosts from the past.
From Wall Street to Belgravia, English Settlement is a novel about manners, money, morals, and national identity on both sides of the Atlantic.
- ISBN: 9781504015233 |
- Hardcover: 301 pages |
- Publisher: Open Road Media |
- Publication date: Jul 28, 2015 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook