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Christina Gombar

Christina Gombar has worked for several Fortune 100 financial companies, some of which are no longer in business. She is writing a novel set on Wall Street.

Kate Jennings

Christina Gombar, 22 August 2002

Fortysomething Cath, Australian, veteran of the barricades, self-described ‘bedrock feminist’ and ‘unreconstructed left-winger’, works for a down-town investment bank. Her much-loved husband, twenty-five years older, has Alzheimer’s, and for the first time in her life the free-spirit, freelance travel writer understands the need for real money. She becomes a...

Letter

Why Kerry Lost

4 November 2004

Colin Kidd, along with the liberal American press, scratches his head wondering why working-class people don’t understand they’re working class and just vote Democrat (LRB, 4 November). The answer is that, on some key issues, the Democratic Party is anti-working class. Affirmative action, an immovable plank in the Democratic platform, is perhaps the most racially divisive policy in America...
Letter

11 September

4 October 2001

I eagerly read your many contributors’ responses to the recent terrorist attacks, but was struck by the lack of comment from anyone who had worked in the financial industry. Sukhdev Sandhu wrote that the Towers, lit up at night, were a glamorous beacon to visitors and residents alike. He had clearly never worked in them till midnight.Wall Street always felt like a war zone to me. The huge, monolithic...

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