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Evan and Julia are a young couple recently graduated from college and living together. Evan gets caught up in his mysterious finance job during the 2008 housing crisis and Julia's attention starts to wander due to his preoccupation with work. Anna Pitoniak knows how abrupt an adjustment post-college life is and illustrates it nicely through Evan and Julia.
— Len, Chicago ORD
A heart-wrenching debut novel about a young couple trying to find out what they really want in life--and whether or not that includes each other.Julia and Evan fall in love as undergraduates at Yale. For Evan, who grew up in a small town in Canada, Yale is a whole new world, and Julia--blond, beautiful and rich--is part of his vision for a successful future. After they graduate in 2008, they move together to New York city, where Evan takes a job at a hedge fund--another step forward in the life he imagines for himself.Julia, who has only known a life of privilege, graduates with an art history degree and no plan for her own future. She lands a low paying assistant job at a nonprofit, unsure about what she really wants, and wondering when everyone else figured that out for themselves. With the market crashing and banks failing around him, Evan becomes involved in an increasingly high-stakes deal at work, and begins to realize that the price of privilege may come with dangerous strings attached. Meanwhile, Julia reconnects with someone from her past--someone who offers her a vision of a different kind of life.Told in alternating perspectives, The Futures is a vivid story about love--falling in and out of it--betrayal, and the burning desire to be valued.