The Hazards of Good Fortune

ISBN9781609454623
PublisherIPS International
PublishedAugust 21, 2018
Pages624
AuthorSeth Greenland
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.0 in.
Depth2.2 in.

The Hazards of Good Fortune

Seth Greenland

PAPERBACK

August 21, 2018

Seth Greenland’s witty, clear-eyed new novel is a story of interconnecting lives, in which generations, races, and religions converge and conflict.

Jay Gladstone was born to privilege. He is a civic leader and a generous philanthropist, as well as the owner of an NBA team. But in today’s New York, even a wealthy man’s life can spin out of control, no matter the money or influence he possesses. 

Jay sees himself as a moral man, determined not to repeat his father’s mistakes. He would rather focus on his unstable second marriage and his daughter Aviva than worry about questions of race or privilege. However, he moves through a sensitive and aware world: that of Dag Maxwell, the black star forward, and white Officer Russell Plesko, who makes a decision that has resonating consequences―particularly for DA Christine Lupo, whose hopes for a future in politics will rest on an explosive prosecution.

Set during Barack Obama’s presidency, this artful novel illuminates contemporary America and does not shy away from our scalding social divide: why is conversation about race so fraught, to what degree is the justice system impartial, and does great wealth inoculate those who have it? At times shocking, but always recognizable, this captivating tale explores the aftermath of unforgivable errors and the unpredictability of the court of public opinion. With a brilliant eye for character, Greenland creates a story that mixes biting humor with uncomfortable truth.

Buy The Hazards of Good Fortuneby Seth Greenland at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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Seth Greenland

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ISBN9781609454623
PublisherIPS International
PublishedAugust 21, 2018
Pages624
AuthorSeth Greenland
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.0 in.
Depth2.2 in.

Synopsis

Seth Greenland’s witty, clear-eyed new novel is a story of interconnecting lives, in which generations, races, and religions converge and conflict.

Jay Gladstone was born to privilege. He is a civic leader and a generous philanthropist, as well as the owner of an NBA team. But in today’s New York, even a wealthy man’s life can spin out of control, no matter the money or influence he possesses. 

Jay sees himself as a moral man, determined not to repeat his father’s mistakes. He would rather focus on his unstable second marriage and his daughter Aviva than worry about questions of race or privilege. However, he moves through a sensitive and aware world: that of Dag Maxwell, the black star forward, and white Officer Russell Plesko, who makes a decision that has resonating consequences―particularly for DA Christine Lupo, whose hopes for a future in politics will rest on an explosive prosecution.

Set during Barack Obama’s presidency, this artful novel illuminates contemporary America and does not shy away from our scalding social divide: why is conversation about race so fraught, to what degree is the justice system impartial, and does great wealth inoculate those who have it? At times shocking, but always recognizable, this captivating tale explores the aftermath of unforgivable errors and the unpredictability of the court of public opinion. With a brilliant eye for character, Greenland creates a story that mixes biting humor with uncomfortable truth.

Buy The Hazards of Good Fortuneby Seth Greenland at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“Greenland takes up the realistic torch in his new novel, which casts a satiric eye on the inconvenient intersections between late-stage capitalism, racial politics and the unintended consequences of technology.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

“Greenland takes a Dickensian delight in letting the plot sprawl with parallels, digressions, false leads, and twists. . . An entertaining tale rich in schadenfreude as bad things happen to a hapless billionaire.”

– Kirkus

“Greenland displays enormous compassion for his characters. . . [and] turns what easily could have been a ripped-from-the-headlines tabloid soap-opera, or Tom-Wolfe-esque farce, to a heartfelt rumination on the blind spots of privilege, ambition, athletic prowess and the discontent visited on those who fly to close to those flames. It is a novel that will stay with you long after the pages are all turned.”

– Forbes