Systemic risk is coming to a bookstore near you.

"Union Atlantic," a forthcoming novel by Adam Haslett, tells the story of a (fictional) president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York who tries to prevent a market meltdown after the collapse of a (fictional) bank the Fed regulates. The book got a glowing write-up in the current issue of Esquire, which compared it to the sweeping works of Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe.

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