``The best book I've read in ages is Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett. It is an enthralling and superbly confident work of art that puts the reader ringside at the heart of a financial crisis, revealing it finally as an emergency of the human heart and its societal urge. . . . This is a big novel and a masterful debut by a writer whose talent is equal to his project and whose project could not be more timely.''
-- CHRIS CLEAVE, author of Little Bee
Cleave appears at 8 p.m. Monday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.