Passing Through, by David Penhale (Cormorant 2011)
Why you should read it:
The sudden redundancy of Penhale's protagonist, Daniel Foster, is a metaphor for the modern world. A man who rode the wave of shady banking and investments finds himself abandoned and bereft by the corporate culture which originally "fostered" him. The writing is wry and the characters unsentimental in this quest for relevance and reinvention.