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THE GLASS HOTEL

by Mandel, Emily St. John

Emily St. John Mandel's THE GLASS HOTEL has gone into a 7th printing, totaling 98,500 copies. 05/2020

From the award-winning author of STATION ELEVEN, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship, and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.

Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass and cedar palace on an island in British Columbia. Jonathan Alkaitis works in finance and owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it's the beginning of their life together. That same day, Vincent's half-brother, Paul, scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: "Why don't you swallow broken glass." Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune Logistics, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of the Neptune Cumberland. Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of northern Vancouver Island, painting a darkly glittering picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

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UK. Picador; Canada: HarperCollins Canada; Holland: Atlas; Russia: France: Payot/Rivages; Eksmo; Korea: Bookroad; Italy: La Nave di Teseo; Sweden: Trut Publishing; Portrugal: Presença; Greek: Ikaros; Hungary: Gabo Kiadó; Czech: Argo; Spanish: Atico de los libros; Macedonia: Pablisher; Poland: Poradnia; Lithuania: Baltos Lanko; Estonia: Varrak

Foreign licence: Client

Beautifully written and compelling, it will find its way straight to your heart. - Red I've waited five long years for this - and it was absolutely worth it. In this stunning and meandering story full of beautiful prose ... Set in Vancouver Island's dazzling surroundings, this is an extraordinary read. -- Book of the Month A fascinating and affecting read -- Stylist A beguiling tale about skewed morals, reckless lives and necessary means of escape. -- The Economist

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No one can create beautiful, enmeshed, startlingly clever worlds the way Mandel does. A new novel by her is a cause for enormous, tumultuous celebration. -- Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under

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It's in these dreamy sections that Mandel's ideas about guilt and responsibility, wealth and comfort, the real and the imagined, begin to cohere. At its heart, this is a ghost story in which every boundary is blurred, from the moral to the physical. How far will Alkaitis go to deny responsibility for his actions? And how quickly will his wealth corrupt the ambitions of those in proximity to it? In luminous prose, Mandel shows how easy it is to become caught in a web of unintended consequences and how disastrous it can be when such fragile bonds shatter under pressure. A strange, subtle, and haunting novel. -- Kirkus, starred review

Quote: Kirkus Reviews

“THE GLASS HOTEL will haunt you- Mandel delicately illuminates the devastation wreaked on the fraud's victims while brilliantly teasing out the hairsbreadth moments in which a person can seamlessly slide into moral corruption THE GLASS HOTEL isn't so much plot driven as it is coiled—a taut braid of lives undone by Alkaitis' and others' grifts negotiating slippery ethics and questionable compromises, and the liminal space between innocence and treachery.” – The Oprah Magazine “Lyrical, hypnotic images suspend us in a kind of hallucinatory present where every detail is sharply defined Characters each wonderfully drawn, disappear and reappear, tilting the novel's perspective and tightening the suspense Ms. Mandel invites us to observe her characters from a distance even as we enter their lives, a feat she achieves with remarkable skill.” – Wall Street Journal “Eerie and compelling flawlessly constructed as bleak as it is beautiful.” – Boston Globe “Absorbing [and] finely wrought ” – The Dallas Morning News

Review: Client

Mandel's wonderful novel (after Station Eleven) follows a brother and sister as they navigate heartache, loneliness, wealth, corruption, drugs, ghosts, and guilt ... This ingenious, enthralling novel probes the tenuous yet unbreakable bonds between people and the lasting effects of momentary carelessness. --- Publishers Weekly, starred review

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-525-52114-3

Review: Publishers Weekly

Longlisted for the Giller Prize

http://scotiabankgillerprize.ca/the-scotiabank-giller-prize-presents-its-2020-longlist/

Award News: Client

20 "must-read books of 2020" -- Bustle

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-20-must-read-books-of-2020-yes-were-calling-it-now-19217930

Noteworthy: Bustle.com

Another tale of wanderers whose fates are interconnected ... nail-biting tension ... Mandel weaves an intricate spider web of a story... A gorgeously rendered tragedy. -- Booklist, starred review

Review: Booklist

THE GLASS HOTEL debutes on #4 of the New York Times print hardcover bestseller list.

Noteworthy: Client

NBCUniversal, on behalf of Lark Productions, has optioned the television series adaptation rights, with Emily to write the pilot episode.

Movie/TV/Drama: Client

Long-anticipated... At its heart, this is a ghost story in which every boundary is blurred, from the moral to the physical ... In luminous prose, Mandel shows how easy it is to become caught in a web of unintended consequences and how disastrous it can be when such fragile bonds shatter under pressure. A strange, subtle, and haunting novel. -- Kirkus, starred review

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/emily-st-john-mandel/the-glass-hotel/

Review: Kirkus Reviews

Optioned for television by NBC Universal.

https://deadline.com/2019/08/nbcuniversal-international-studios-emily-st-john-mandel-the-glass-house-1202705987/maz/

Movie/TV/Drama: Deadline

Shortlisted for the 2020 Giller Prize.

https://scotiabankgillerprize.ca/the-scotiabank-giller-prize-presents-its-2020-shortlist/

Award News: Client

Romania: Ex Libris

Foreign licence: Client

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