The dismal science : a novel / Peter Mountford.

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Columbia Gorge Community College Library 813.6 MOUN 2014 (Text) 33892002486604 Main Collection Request Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1935639722 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781935639725 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 275 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The Dismal Science tells of a middle-aged vice president at the World Bank, Vincenzo D'Orsi, who publicly quits his job over a seemingly minor argument with a colleague. A scandal inevitably ensues, and he systematically burns every bridge to his former life. After abandoning his career, Vincenzo, a recent widower, is at a complete loss as to what to do with himself. The story follows his efforts to rebuild his identity without a vocation or the company of his wife. An exploration of the fragile nature of identity, The Dismal Science reveals the terrifying speed with which a person's sense of self can be annihilated. It is at once a study of a man attempting to apply his reason to the muddle of life and a book about how that same ostensible rationality, and the mathematics of finance in particular, operates-with similarly dubious results-in our world. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: World Bank > Employees > Fiction.
Middle-aged men > Fiction.
Widowers > Fiction.
Economists > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Washington Metropolitan Area > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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