A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism

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 debatable president-elect. If Gabriel succeeds, he'll get an advantage that might 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 turning out to be net of lies and wondering his personal function in taking advantage of an impoverished humans, Gabriel units in movement a terrifying plan which could 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 l. a. Paz and interspersed with Bolivia’s unhappy historical past of obdurate survival—Peter Mountford examines the serious offerings a tender guy makes as his international closes in on him.

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Concrete posts rose like stalagmites from the roofs; rebar poles stretched forth like uncovered bones. The rebar represented desire, he knew—it intended one other point might be extra to the constitution, if cash ever accepted. the second one time he had visited South America—for a semester of extensive examine in Quito in his senior yr at Brown—he hadn't desired to depart. The day sooner than he was once to go away, he approximately tore up his price ticket. it's going to sound trite, and it was once trite, possibly, yet he easily felt extra alive down there, clear of the strictures of the 1st international. It were effortless to miss these strictures starting to be up in Claremont. Lenka parked outdoors a tremendous and bleak condo, formed by way of architectural shorthand and painted a Soviet colour of pastel blue. Lenka and Ernesto received out and went within whereas Gabriel waited within the vehicle. forward, he may perhaps see a hazy slice of south los angeles Paz, the place the higher sessions lived. Down there, the rocky hillsides gave solution to delicate dry soil and clay-rich badlands, which eroded into steep arroyos and vales of hoodoos. The earth underneath these suburbs used to be in a relentless metamorphosis that required subtle foundations for the hilltop mansions, foundations which can simply rate two times up to the structures themselves. In San Pedro, Lenka's local, every thing was once cracked slabs of concrete. there has been not anything residing in sight. The cinder blocks hadn't even been painted at the extra squalid homes. all of it, Gabriel discovered himself crushed with a hope for a sumptuous and spacious shop or eating place, someplace in ny at Christmastime, perhaps: a gleaming oasis of starving retail. or even although he knew the sensation that where may supply him will be a lie—satisfaction imitating joy—the mirage was once nonetheless tempting. Lenka again together with her cellular phone at her ear. She flung herself again in the back of the wheel so fast he stuck a whiff of her soapy shampoo. "Bueno señor, pero, ya"—she checked the reflect, placed the automobile into apparatus —"pero ya estoy con un periodista. Sí, ya. " She listened, checked the replicate, published the parking brake. "Pues, sí—hablamos entonces. " She hung up the telephone, shoved it lower than her thigh, started out down the road. "The destiny president? " Gabriel acknowledged. She simply smiled. "Gabriel, have you ever been to Blueberries? " "Were you speaking approximately me to Evo? " "Does that make you're feeling designated? " She grinned at him. She stored smiling quietly, eyes again at the street. They drove throughout the tunnel connecting San Pedro and Sopocachi, and at the different part Lenka slowed and stopped at a purple mild. nightfall confirmed l. a. Paz at its best: the cool air, papaya sunlight in a cobalt sky, craggy mountains lit vividly. The relatively well-heeled denizens of Sopocachi walked earlier, a few muttering into cellphones. Gabriel requested her if she'd had loads of press to house. "Yes. " She pulled the parking brake, took her foot off the grab, and scratched her ankle. "There have been newshounds from each newspaper calling us all afternoon. Fiona known as, truly. I advised her that i used to be going to fulfill you later.

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