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Beach Reads: 10 New Books for Relaxation on the Sand – FrontiersMedia

BY PATRICK ROSENQUIST

Hotel Living by Ioannis Pappos
This quick read rivals The Wolf of Wall Street in its provocative tale of excess—luxe hotels, insider trading, physical altercations and casual sex abound. The author, in this debut novel, is writing from his own experience as a major player in the international finance industry, and lucky for us he made it out alive. A high-powered consultant for a company called Command, Pappos’ protagonist Stathis spends his days making deals, his nights crunching Ambien and destroying minibars. Michael Cunningham has called it “The Great Gatsby reincarnated in a contemporary hell.” Available June 23, 368 pp., $15 (Harper Perennial)