The Glass Hotel (Paperback)
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The Glass Hotel (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 29/04/2021
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Six years after the ground-breaking dystopia Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel weaves together the stories of a bartender, a hotel owner and a shipping agent into a kaleidoscopic mystery.

Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the exclusive Hotel Caiette. When New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis walks into the hotel and hands her his card, it is the beginning of their life together.

That same night, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: 'Why don't you swallow broken glass.' Leon Prevant, a shipping executive, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core.

When Alkaitis's investment fund is revealed to be a Ponzi scheme, Leon loses his retirement savings in the fallout, but Vincent seemingly walks away unscathed. Until, a decade later, she disappears from the deck of one of Leon's ships ...

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509882830
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Elegant ... beguiling ... the joys of The Glass Hotel are participatory: piecing together the connections ... a treasure map ripped to pieces' - The Guardian 

'A damn fine novel ... she keeps me turning pages ... haunting and evocative and immersive ... I guess you can say I am a big Emily St. John Mandel fanboy. I look forward to whatever she writes next.' - George R R Martin

'No one can create beautiful, enmeshed, startlingly clever worlds the way Mandel does' - Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under

'Elegant, haunting ... a unique rumination on guilt, grief and regret' - The Times 

'Beautifully written and compelling, it will find its way straight to your heart.' - Red

'A perfect post-lockdown read ... Mandel is a terrific storyteller' - The Sunday Times 

'A fascinating and affecting read' - Stylist

'A beguiling tale about skewed morals, reckless lives and necessary means of escape.' - The Economist

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“The Effortlessness of Corruption”

Inspired by the Bernie Madoff scandal, The Glass Hotel describes the collapse of a multi-million dollar investment scheme and the impact of that collapse on the both the investors and the perpetrators.

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Hardback edition
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“A glittering, crystalline masterpiece”

Wow.

I have just turned the last page of The Glass Hotel (thank you to Picador for the advance proof) and I can safely say it is my book of the year so far. In fact, I will be very surprised if anything can top this... More

Hardback edition
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“Not for me....”

I struggled with The Glass Hotel. It flits between characters which don’t develop sufficiently for me to fully immerse into the story. Time also switches around constantly. I found it a rather dark and depressing... More

Hardback edition
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