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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Christensen Narrator: Donald Corre Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apartment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fervent Freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry's that ignite her long-simmering suspicions of infidelity, and he's been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequences of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures, (and perhaps others) and find his way forward - and back into Luz's good graces.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elyssa | 2/20/2014

    " I almost abandoned this book, but the momentum picked up in the second half and I am glad I stuck with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Justine | 2/17/2014

    " The Astral is a novel about the intricacy and intensity of human relationships. Very lovingly wrought--though not personally relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth | 2/7/2014

    " I haven't liked Kate Christensen's other novels, but I always give her a chance because I loved her Salon article on loser lit so, so much. This one was good and reminded me of Netherland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer Keeney | 2/5/2014

    " Read it as soon as it came out. I've read all of Kate Christensen's books and I'm never disappointed. "

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