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The Resource All the beautiful people we once knew : a novel, Edward Carlson

All the beautiful people we once knew : a novel, Edward Carlson

Label
All the beautiful people we once knew : a novel
Title
All the beautiful people we once knew
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Edward Carlson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For fans of Don DeLillo and Joseph O'Neill, an enthralling debut about the one percent, what they'll do to stay on top, and the callous gaze they turn on those below them. Stephen Harker is a disillusioned associate at Kilgore LLP, litigating on behalf of multinational companies such as insurance giant WorldScore, underwriter of a contractor that supplies private soldiers to the US military. Harker's charismatic, womanizing boss assigns him a case defending WorldScore against a lawsuit filed by Major Michael "Bud" Thomas, an Air Force veteran, injured military contractor, and single dad seeking workers' compensation benefits for PTSD and other injuries suffered while employed in Afghanistan. Fearing that honoring his claims will open the floodgate of payouts to returning soldiers, WorldScore demands that Harker defeat Thomas at all costs. When Harker turns the firm's full legal power on the wounded veteran, he finds himself in an existential downward spiral and a desperate relationship with his boss's bohemian ex-wife until he is confronted with a final act of redemption. All the Beautiful People We Once Knew is a riveting insider's indictment of the world of the corporate elite and the savage determination with which they fight to maintain control of their profits. In a society where the very institutions that should support our returning veterans instead view them with suspicion, this stunning debut is a grim reflection on the ever-growing rift between the classes"--
  • "Attorney Stephen Harker is tasked with blocking the case of Major John Thomas, a veteran, former contract soldier, and divorced father seeking workers' compensation for PTSD and injuries suffered while employed by private security firm FreedomQuest in the Afghan war zone. This sparks an existential downward spiral and a desperate relationship with his boss's bohemian ex-wife until he must choose whether to make one last act of redemption"--
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Title
All the beautiful people we once knew
Creator
Summary
Defending insurance companies against litigation commenced by private soldiers who supported US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, associate attorney Stephen Harker's latest case involves a veteran seeking compensation for PTSD and injuries suffered in Afghanistan, setting himself up for a downward existential spiral until a brutal act of violence presents him with a final shot at redemption
Subject
Genre
Story line
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10573408
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A75285
LC item number
A79 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Edward Carlson
All the beautiful people we once knew : a novel, Edward Carlson

Library Locations

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