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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tony Tulathimutte Narrator: Pete Cross Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781520000381
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Capturing the anxious, self-aware mood of young college grads in the aughts, Private Citizens embraces the contradictions of our new century: call it a loving satire. A gleefully rude comedy of manners. The story’s four whip-smart narrators—idealistic Cory, Internet-lurking Will, awkward Henrik, and vicious Linda—are torn between fixing the world and cannibalizing it.

In boisterous prose that ricochets between humor and pain, the four estranged friends stagger through the bay area’s maze of tech startups, protestors, gentrifiers, karaoke bars, house parties, and cultish self-help seminars, washing up in each other’s lives once again

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Quotes & Awards

  • Private Citizens is the product of a whirring intellect with brilliance to burn…Reading Tony Tulathimutte is like watching a mad genius at work in his laboratory, conjuring the magnificent and the monstrous into life.”

    Anthony Marra, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[Private Citizens] is a comedy…that is, in all respects, emotionally engaging and more than satisfying.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The first great millennial novel.”

    New York magazine

  • “[A] hilarious portrait of youthful self-centeredness.”

    Paris Review

  • “In Private Citizens, Tony Tulathimutte critiques the young, West coast set while still managing to love his characters, even the fame-obsessed, even the porn-addicted, even the self-righteous start-up leaders. Each is handled with wit and tenderness.”

    Huffington Post

  • “[A] razor-sharp debut…Witty, unsparing, and unsettlingly precise, Tulathimutte empathizes with his subjects even as he (brilliantly) skewers them. A satirical portrait of privilege and disappointment with striking emotional depth.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Tulathimutte’s debut is poetic and verbose…an impressive start for an edgy new writer.”


  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick for 2016
  •  A Flavorwire Pick for Most Anticipated Book of 2016
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • A Huffington Post Best Book of 2016
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About the Author

Tony Tulathimutte is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has received an O. Henry Award, a Truman Capote fellowship, a MacDowell Colony fellowship, and the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award. Formerly he worked as a UX consultant in San Francisco, coauthoring a book of research methods.

About the Narrator

Pete Cross is an Earphones Award–winning narrator. He holds a BA in theater from the University of Toledo and an MFA in acting from the California Institute of the Arts. His experience on stage includes Carnegie Hall, and he has also acted in film. He has served on the faculty at Cal Arts and with Aquila Morong Studio in Hollywood. He has coached for film and theatrical productions and continues to work with private clients all over the world.