The Misery of Being Merely Upper Middle Class: The Haves Demand Sympathy for Not Being Have-Mores

The Exiles.

The Exiles.

“Nate, a midlevel Wall Streeter, and his longtime girlfriend, Emily, are effectively evicted from New York City when they find they can no longer afford their apartment.”

So begins the description on the dust jacket of a novel that arrived at The Observer offices earlier this summer. It’s called The Exiles, and its author is a former Manhattanite named Allison Lynn who has since fled the city, according to the press materials. 313671

The Misery of Being <em>Merely</em> Upper Middle Class: The Haves Demand Sympathy for Not Being Have-Mores