The Bottom of the Sky: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2009
Duration: 21 hours 49 minutes
The Bottom of the Sky is an aching rags to riches family saga that surges from rural squalor into the opulent power chambers of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. The story contrasts the 30 year struggles of an abused sister and brother who seek to reclaim themselves from their abhorrent past. One is abandoned to a life of sexual desecration and addiction. The other escapes with his demons to wield fragile, uncanny genius and unrelenting ambition to amass staggering wealth. Greed and betrayal power a tense plot involving the FBI, the SEC, and billions of dollars fleeced from brokerage customers and shareholders, while isolation and envy lead to deadly confrontations back home. It is a riveting tale of two disparate worlds joined by one desperate man and his ultimate redemption.
'One of those rare books that is a literary page turner with a language and style similar to the best of Pat Conroy but with a western twist. A new talent has emerged'.''Jean Lin, author of Breathing Rice