The glass hotel
—Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979- author.
Book
2020
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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 story 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.

Item Details
Subjects:
Hotels -- British Columbia -- Vancouver Island -- Fiction.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Ponzi schemes -- New York (State) -- Fiction.
Vancouver Island (B.C.) -- Fiction.
Genre:
Psychological fiction.
ISBN:
9781443455732
9781443455725
9780525521143
1443455733
0525521143
Edition:
First Canadian edition.
Description:
301 pages ; 23 cm
Notes:
Canadiana.
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