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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Nersesian Narrator: Mark Smit Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What do Gary Condit, Woody Allen, and O.J. Simpson have in common with Leslie Cauldwell, protagonist of Nersesian's latest offering? They are Suicide Casanovas. What compels powerful men in the prime of their professional lives to risk so much? Following the commercial success of his first three novels (Manhattan Loverboy, The Fuck-Up, and dogrun), Nersesian's new novel is a psychosexual thriller, a dramatic departure from his youthful black comedies: Humbert Humbert without the pedophile penchant, Hannibal Lechter without the appetitite.

Corporate attorney Leslie Cauldwell is middle-aged, handsome, and rich, but has only a few swipes left on his mental Metrocard. During a rough sex session, he garrotes his beloved wife; now he's an officially designated sex offender, off on a bender, looking for love in all the wrong places. Twenty years earlier, when his office was high above the pornographic purgatory of Times Square, Leslie became involved with the adult-film star, Sky Pacifica. She needed a refuge, and he was ripe for the using. Following a brief fling, each went their own way. Two decades later, in 2001, Leslie is still working in Times Square - recently sanitized with its ESPN Zone and MTV window - and fraught with guilt about his accident with his wife.

Like Jay Gatsby pursuing an erotic American dream, Leslie, with the help of a private detective, hunts down Sky Pacifica, his latter-day Daisy. Across a landscape of S&M mistresses and porn producers, from L.A. of the 80s to New York of the new millennium, we see a modern-day tale of love and loss, innocence and corruption, crime and redemption.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alyssa | 12/31/2013

    " Arthur Nersesian is amazing, he's my hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sean Dailey | 12/31/2013

    " i like pretty much every thing nersesian has written and this is no exception. and even though the reader more or less knows the ending way ahead of time, it's still somehow shocking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Buffy B | 12/30/2013

    " I LOVED this book so much and it inspired me to go out and read some of his other things though I never did. "The Fuck Up" is next on my list from him. This book was edgy in a very nonchalant way. I loved how it could surprise you and intrigue you. Very unique and spooky in its own way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dutch | 12/28/2013

    " I don't know what the hell I just read, but I think I want to read more books like it. This Arthur Nersesuan character is right up my alley. First The Fuck Up, and now this. I like the way this guy thinks. "

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