The Greater Fool: A Novel – Joseph Hannay

Real-estate hotshot Reynard Xavier has it all: fantastically wealthy; an enviable professional reputation; the trappings of power and privilege. But he’s also deeply flawed, narcissistic, and delusional.

As his addictions to drugs, alcohol and sex spiral out of control, his business hits stormy waters. Its collapse would be catastrophic for him and his investors – and for the wider economy. Opportunities for redemption present themselves, but Reynard’s behaviour becomes increasingly irrational. Will he make the right choices?

A contemporary tale of self-deception and hubris that is both entertaining and insightful, The Greater Fool charts Reynard’s dramatic fall from grace.