It’s hard not to love a protagonist who confesses — on page 2, mind you — that she’s suffering from a hangover after a night alone drinking too much pinot noir, watching Law & Order, and smoking a pack of Parliaments. That’s our introduction to Alex Garrett, a whip-smart college grad toughing it out in a pressure-filled entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm in 2008, just as the country wobbles on the precipice of economic disaster. Duffy gives us a glimpse into a world most of us know nothing about, and as Alex grapples with self-doubt, an overload of male swagger (her colleagues simply call her Girlie), and a complicated office romance, she becomes a character you really, truly root for. Bond Girl is a sparkling debut, smart and snappy but never weighed down by financial terminology. Who knew Wall Street could be this much fun? A?
'BOND' TRADER Duffy uses her own experience working on Wall Street to pen a shrewd and sassy debut
Genre: Fiction; Author: Erin Duffy; Status: In Season; Publisher: William Morrow
Posted January 18 2012 — 12:00 AM EST
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