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King of the Mississippi : a novel / Mike Freedman.

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  • 6 of 7 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rockville Public Library.
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Rockville Public Library F FRE (Text to phone) 34035144455025 Adult Fiction Available -

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Summary, etc.: "An incisive, uproarious dissection of contemporary male vanity and delusion, centered around a "war" for dominance of a prestigious Houston consulting firm. On one side of the conflict is Brock Wharton, an old money ex-jock whose delight in telling clients to downsize is matched only by his firm conviction that people like himself deserve to run the world. On the other is Mike Fink, a newly hired wily former soldier trying to ride his veteran status to the top of a corporate world that lionizes "the troops" without truly understanding them. Brock and Mike are mortal enemies on sight, bitterly divided by diametrically opposed (yet equally delusional) visions of what it means to "be a man". Astheir escaladting conflict spirals out of control it serves as a ruthlessly funny takedown of the vacuity and empty machismo of corporate life and alpha-male culture in modern America."--Publisher.
Subject: Consulting firms Texas Houston Fiction
Masculinity Fiction
Interpersonal conflict Fiction
Corporate culture United States Fiction
Consultants Psychology Fiction
Dominance (Psychology) Fiction
Houston (Tex.) Fiction
United States Social life and customs 21st century Fiction
Genre: Satire.
Satirical fiction.
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