"Mergers & Acquisitions" is the story of Tommy Quinn, a recent Georgetown graduate who has just landed the job of his dreams as an investment banker at J. S. Spenser, and the perfect girl, Frances Sloan, the daughter of one of New York's oldest moneyed families. As he travels from the most exclusive ballrooms of the Racquet and Tennis Club to the stuffiest boardrooms of J. S. Spenser, from the golf links of Piping Rock to the bedrooms of Park Avenue, and from the debaucheries on the yacht of a Mexican billionaire to the Ritalin-strewn prep-school dorm of his younger brother, he finds that the job and the girl are not what they once seemed. Sharply written, fast-paced and bitingly witty, "Mergers & Acquisitions" is a compulsively readable story of Manhattan's young, ambitious and wealthy. Set against the backdrop of money, lust, power, corruption, cynicism, energy and excitement that is Wall Street, it is suffused with an authenticity that only an author who lives in that world can provide. A former investment banker at JPMorgan, Vachon offers an insider's point of view on the financial scene, and he knows the moneyed turf of Manhattan inside out.
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"wickedly funny and smartly written" -- Financial Times
A fizzy first novel of investment banker high jinks. -- International Herald Tribune
A witty and entertaining immorality tale which should earn Vachon
-- Jay McInerney
An expertly observed portrait of modern Manhattan life. -- Arena
An impressive first novel about the high life and low motives of a junior investment banker... wickedly funny and smartly written. -- FT Magazine
New York's latest literary sensation has produced a ruthless novel about investment bankers and mindless sex in the Big Apple. Think McInerney updated. -- Tatler
`A fizzy first novel of investment banker high jinks' -- International Herald Tribune
`Likeable hero, amusingly despicable characters, [a] sneaky peek at NY's debauched upper echelons' -- IMAGE
`New York's latest literary sensation has produced a ruthless novel about investment bankers and mindless sex in the Big Apple. Think McInerney updated.' -- Tatler
a delightful comic addition...many of the scenes are deliciously over the top" -- Evening Standard
A stylish and hilarious novel about the lives and loves of well-to-do young Manhattanites in their first year on Wall Street - destined to become one of the year's most talked-about debuts.
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