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All the Beautiful People We Once Knew: A Novel by Edward Carlson

By Edward Carlson

For enthusiasts of Don DeLillo and Joseph O’Neill, a charming debut in regards to the one percentage, what they’ll do to stick on best, and the callous gaze they activate these lower than them.

For fanatics of Don DeLillo and Joseph O’Neill, a captivating debut in regards to the one percentage, what they’ll do to stick on best, and the callous gaze they activate these under them.



Burned-out and alienated, Kilgore affiliate lawyer Stephen Harker spends his paintings days protecting insurance firms opposed to spurious litigation began by way of inner most infantrymen who supported US army operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Harker’s charismatic, womanizing boss assigns him a case protecting assurance behemoth WorldScore opposed to a lawsuit filed via significant Mike "Bud" Thomas, a veteran, former agreement soldier, and divorced father looking reimbursement for PTSD and accidents suffered in Afghanistan. simply as Harker turns the firm’s complete felony strength at the wounded, volatile veteran, he commences an bad courting along with his boss’s estranged bohemian spouse, atmosphere himself up for a downward existential spiral that nearly destroys Harker, till a brutal act of violence offers him with a last shot at redemption.



All the gorgeous humans We as soon as Knew is a riveting insider's indictment of the area of the company elite and the savage selection with which they struggle to keep up regulate. In a society the place the very associations that are supposed to help our returning veterans as a substitute view them with suspicion, this beautiful debut is a grim mirrored image at the ever-growing rift among the classes.

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