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The Umbrella Men

By Keith Carter

PUBLICATION DATE: October 3, 2019

PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781911107101

HARDBACK ISBN: 9781911107057

EBOOK ISBN: 9781911107118

AUDIOBOOK ISBN: NA

Collection: Neem Tree Press

The Umbrella Men

By Keith Carter
Cover designed by Mark Ecob

A witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate greed, the hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and their unintended consequences on everyday people.

Finance, environmentalism, rare-earth mining and human frailties collide in a complex of flawed motives. We follow Peter Mount, the self-made Chief Executive of a London-based rare-earth mining company as he and his business are buffeted by crisis-torn Royal Bank of Scotland and by his own actions, real and imagined. Meanwhile in Oregon, Amy Tate and her group of local environmental activists do their contradictory part to undermine a component of the green economy, unwittingly super-charged by the Chinese state. The repercussions of events in pristine Oregon are felt in the corporate and financial corridors of New York and London with drastic consequences. This is a deeply involving novel about the current workings of capitalism, miscommunication, causes and unexpected effects, love and survival.

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