Chronic City

Chronic City

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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The acclaimed author of "Motherless Brooklyn" and "The Fortress of Solitude" returns with a roar with this gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies. Chase Insteadman, a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom called Martyr & Pesty. Chase owns his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée, Janice Turnbull, is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letter. Like Janice, Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine punctuated by Upper East Side dinner parties.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2009
ISBN: 9781415966976
Additional Contributors: Deakins, Mark

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Nov 25, 2009

Insufferably boring and without point. The NY Times differs and picks their hometown author as one of the top 100 of 2010.
This Minnesotan disagrees.

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