By Adam Haslett
Doug Fanning is a Gulf War veteran-turned-Wall Street banker. Charlotte Graves is a former teacher forced out of the profession by parents and now living in self-imposed exile deep in the Massachusetts's forests. When Doug plans to build a mansion next to Charlotte's home, she is determined to drive not only him but all of his kind from her country. Union Atlantic is a gripping parable for our times, encompassing war, financial collapse and moral uncertainty.