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Bitter Tea
     

Bitter Tea

by Louise T Gantress
 

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Follow the money. It's a cliche but true none the less. Wall Street is all about money. Tokyo was just opening its capital markets through financial deregulation. That drove job creation in the financial services--trading, investment banking and lending. Hopefuls followed the money prospecting a career. Jane followed Pete, her husband, surrendering her position at a

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Follow the money. It's a cliche but true none the less. Wall Street is all about money. Tokyo was just opening its capital markets through financial deregulation. That drove job creation in the financial services--trading, investment banking and lending. Hopefuls followed the money prospecting a career. Jane followed Pete, her husband, surrendering her position at a Wall Street firm. She expected to surf the financial tsunami to a career in international finance. She looked forward to an exciting new life as an ex-pat in Japan. Unwittingly she placed herself on a trajectory that challenged her assumptions about herself, her goals, and risked her very life. Jane's story is one of love and betrayal, hope and disillusionment and renewal as she confronts treachery and discovers the brutal secret of a Japanese executive. Complex and unexpected plot twists engage the reader in this character driven portrait of desire caught in the vortex of financial manipulation and lasting wartime conflicts.

Editorial Reviews

James Fallows
With Bitter Tea Louise T. Gantress has produced a vivid, memorable and realistic portrait of Japan during the boom years of the 1980s. The oddities and delusions of those days made an indelible impression on those who witnessed the, and this book brings all the details back to life.
Jo Ajjray
Bitter Tea offers an amazing story of life as an American ex-pat in Japan. Gantress sweeps you up in her story and opens your eyes to another world. It is a great short read. I couldn't put it down until the gut wrenching end.
Mary Lord
Part detective story, part Alice in Wonderland adventure, this accidental tourist's journey of self-discovery plunges through the looking glass of modern Japan to explore the culture's dark side and, ultimately, its humanity. More twists and turns than a Tokyo alley!
Swapna Venugopal
A mystery with financial and cultural nuances.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013217348
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
10/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
262
File size:
191 KB

Meet the Author

The author earned a master's degree from New York University and went to work as a financial analyst on Wall Street. During the 1980s when Japan was Number One she lived and worked in Tokyo and participated as an advisor to a Japanese agency and bank in the opening of the capital markets. Her experiences as an ex-pat, as well as her undergraduate knowledge of history, are used to inform the atmosphere and details of the novel. The story is completely fiction.

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