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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 Smith Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke gouker | 12/27/2013

    " Loved this book. Worth a re-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Beck | 12/26/2013

    " No relationships last - all love dies - you're left with hate - then 7 years later you become obsessed thinking was he/she "the one that got away". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 11/23/2013

    " Acutally, I take it back, Chinese Takeout isn't my favorite Arthur book, this is. The plot is so layered and complex it is on par with a Chuck Pahalinuik book. The voices are real and compelling, the story is satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 11/16/2013

    " I don't think this book was brilliant or anything, but it was definitely entertaining and provided a good distraction when I needed a break from academic reading. It's very gritty, which I almost always enjoy in a bok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Radio_Smitty | 4/28/2013

    " A pulpy tour de force through New York (what it used to be) and all other conceivable madness. You want to loathe the main character, but it's hard. Nersesian's writing is at once depraved yes, but, unflinching in honesty. A good read as well as good insight into those who are twisted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 2/4/2013

    " Interesting story of an old man struggling with the futility of his life. Not for the faint hearted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 9/4/2012

    " Typical Nersasian anti-hero saga, with Manhattan's Lower East Side as a main character, a little mystery, a little filth, and a wee plot twist...but this one didn't grab me as much as his other novels. Still worth a read, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 7/4/2012

    " this book was so dirty that i felt guilty taking it to the hospital to read. i just can't get enough of this nersesian guy. loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kjm | 5/4/2012

    " Entertaining... Title was and still my favorite part of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/11/2012

    " Second only to The Fuck Up. Not for the squeamish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 5/21/2011

    " funny, sick, perverted and creepy. Arthur Nersesian was recommended to me while I was reading JOnathan Ames. The two are somewhat reminiscent of each other in a dark comedic way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kjm | 4/29/2011

    " Entertaining... Title was and still my favorite part of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/2/2011

    " Second only to The Fuck Up. Not for the squeamish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 9/30/2010

    " Loved this book. Worth a re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 2/12/2010

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 1/20/2009

    " Acutally, I take it back, Chinese Takeout isn't my favorite Arthur book, this is. The plot is so layered and complex it is on par with a Chuck Pahalinuik book. The voices are real and compelling, the story is satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Radio_Smitty | 12/17/2008

    " A pulpy tour de force through New York (what it used to be) and all other conceivable madness. You want to loathe the main character, but it's hard. Nersesian's writing is at once depraved yes, but, unflinching in honesty. A good read as well as good insight into those who are twisted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 7/31/2008

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/8/2008

    " this book was so dirty that i felt guilty taking it to the hospital to read. i just can't get enough of this nersesian guy. loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 2/2/2008

    " Interesting story of an old man struggling with the futility of his life. Not for the faint hearted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buffy | 1/5/2008

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 1/3/2008

    " funny, sick, perverted and creepy. Arthur Nersesian was recommended to me while I was reading JOnathan Ames. The two are somewhat reminiscent of each other in a dark comedic way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MissJill | 9/4/2007

    " Typical Nersasian anti-hero saga, with Manhattan's Lower East Side as a main character, a little mystery, a little filth, and a wee plot twist...but this one didn't grab me as much as his other novels. Still worth a read, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 5/29/2007

    " No relationships last - all love dies - you're left with hate - then 7 years later you become obsessed thinking was he/she "the one that got away". "

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