Photos by Sabrina Tricarico, Patrick Skelley, and Brian Reeder

Photos by Sabrina Tricarico, Patrick Skelley, and Brian Reeder

Born and raised in a Greek fishing village, Stathis Rakis escapes to the U.S. and joins a high-octane white-collar firm. When he falls for an emotionally unavailable mug-humanitarian from New England, his work and personal choices clash. Rejected and rootless—too educated to be a Greek fisherman, too Greek to be a typical executive—Stathis works around the world and lives in hotels. Promotions are followed by longings, intoxication, and numbness while he drifts between corporate and bohemian parlors with other fleeting people such as war correspondents, hyper-reality media founders, and daughters of movie stars. A misinterpretation of the American dream, Hotel Living is a fast-paced fictional account of the absurd ‘00’s that led to the financial and moral confusion we are still dealing with.  Read more at: HarperCollins Publishers – Hotel Living Novel