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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,460 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jay McInerney Narrator: Dylan Bake Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In The Good Life, Jay McInerney unveils a story of love, family, conflicting desires, and catastrophic loss in his most powerfully searing work thus far.Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are wonderstruck by young twins whose provenance is nothing less than miraculous. Several miles uptown and perched near the top of the Upper East Side’s social register, Luke McGavock has postponed his accumulation of wealth in an attempt to recover the sense of purpose now lacking in a life that often gives him pause. But on a September morning, brightness falls horribly from the sky, and people worlds apart suddenly find themselves working side by side at the devastated site.Wise, surprising, and, ultimately, heart-stoppingly redemptive, The Good Life captures lives that allow us to see–through personal, social, and moral complexity–more clearly into the heart of things.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elana Leoni | 2/16/2014

    " Good book. It takes a sort of Tom Stoppard twist on 911.911 is merely a background event that affects all of the characters but its not the basis of the book. It's a real book with a real ending. Makes me doubt the idea of marriage even more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lisa Romansky | 2/16/2014

    " I read this book over the weekend. It was about a bunch of NYC married people who cheat on each other after the 9/11 events. I kind of found it boring and had no sympathy for any of them. IT was sorta slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Matt | 2/9/2014

    " One of my favorite authors. Sad topic though... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sam Beckwith | 1/23/2014

    " More successful Manhattanites with troubled lives, this time with added extra 9/11. Jay McInerney's one of the few novelists I read, mainly because the writing's so sharp, and The Good Life didn't disappoint. "

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