The new and exciting historical thriller by Lyndsay Faye, author of Edgar-nominated Jane Steele and Gods of Gotham, which follows Alice "Nobody" from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's the Paragon Hotel. The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon: a distant frontier that seems the end of the line. She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who reminds her achingly of Harlem, who leads Alice to the Paragon Hotel upon arrival in Portland. Her unlikely sanctuary turns out to be the only all-black hotel in the city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises. But as she meets the churlish Dr. Pendleton, the stately Mavereen, and the unforgettable club chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, she begins to understand the reason for their dread. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland in fearful numbers--burning crosses, inciting violence, electing officials, and brutalizing blacks. And only Alice, along with her new "family" of Paragon residents, are willing to search for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the Oregon woods. Why was "Nobody" Alice James forced to escape Harlem? Why do the Paragon's denizens live in fear--and what other sins are they hiding? Where did the orphaned child who went missing from the hotel, Davy Lee, come from in the first place? And, perhaps most important, why does Blossom Fontaine seem to be at the very center of this tangled web?
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Business Bankruptcy: Financial Restructuring and Modern Commercial Markets provides students with a contemporary stand-alone business bankruptcy text. Designed to teach financial restructuring law in a realistic twenty-first century commercial context, the book uses problem sets to explore not only Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy, but also out-of-court restructuring, modern financial products and transactions, and advanced in-court restructuring topics. New to the Second Edition: Clear thematic structure emphasizing the limitations on out-of-court restructuring and how bankruptcy attempts to address those limitations Reorganized chapter flow tracking traditional order of bankruptcy topics Substantially condensed text through elimination of extra cases and statutory excerpts Updated problem sets, including coverage of privacy issues in bankruptcy sales and capstone strategic issues Expanded coverage of out-of-court restructuring New chapters providing overview of bankruptcy process and summary comparing issues in out-of-court and in-court restructuring Professors and students will benefit from: Unique coverage of out-of-court restructuring providing students with realistic view of contemporary restructuring practice and showing what Chapter 11 adds to the financial restructuring toolkit Detailed coverage of modern financial products and markets—derivatives, securitization, loan syndications, and claims trading—familiarizing students with the dynamics of the modern restructuring landscape Comprehensive expository text clearly explaining the operation of the Bankruptcy Code and the policy issues involved In-depth case-studies contextualizing judicial decisions within the larger strategic picture Incorporation of actual deal documents, including a bond indenture, a loan syndication agreement, ISDA Master Agreement, and a restructuring support agreement Modular design enabling optional coverage of advanced topics
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