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Chronic city [electronic resource] / by Jonathan Lethem.

By: Lethem, Jonathan.
Contributor(s): Deakins, Mark.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2009ISBN: 9781415966976 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book); 1415966974 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book).Subject(s): Celebrities -- Fiction | Critics -- Fiction | Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction | Psychological fiction, AmericanGenre/Form: Audiobooks.DDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title Read by Mark Deakins.Summary: The acclaimed author of "Motherless Brooklyn" and "The Fortress of Solitude" returns with a roar with this gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies. Chase Insteadman, a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom called Martyr & Pesty. Chase owns his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée, Janice Turnbull, is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letter. Like Janice, Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine punctuated by Upper East Side dinner parties.
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Read by Mark Deakins.

Duration: 14:59:22.

The acclaimed author of "Motherless Brooklyn" and "The Fortress of Solitude" returns with a roar with this gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies. Chase Insteadman, a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom called Martyr & Pesty. Chase owns his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée, Janice Turnbull, is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letter. Like Janice, Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine punctuated by Upper East Side dinner parties.

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