The Glass Hotel
Compelling
Layered
Enigmatic

The Glass Hotel

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 off the coast of Mauritania 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-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. 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 breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.
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5 stars
Feb 22, 2024
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5 stars
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4 stars
Nov 27, 2023
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3 stars
Nov 11, 2023
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Barbara@brubru
4.5 stars
Sep 16, 2023
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Clever
Vibrant
Profound
Convincing
Insightful
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Lara Engle@bzzlarabzz
4 stars
Aug 23, 2023
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4 stars
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4 stars
Jun 7, 2023
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4 stars
Mar 12, 2023
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4 stars
Feb 8, 2023
Dark
Ambitious
Insightful
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4 stars
Jan 23, 2023
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4 stars
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4 stars
Jan 10, 2023
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sage@fig
3.5 stars
Dec 14, 2022
Unique
Easy read
Compelling
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4 stars
Dec 12, 2022
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5 stars
Sep 18, 2022
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4 stars
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2 stars
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5 stars
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