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Carousel Court - A Novel

Joe McGinniss

A fast, frightening, and thrillingly contemporary novel about marriage and money that early reviewers are calling "powerful" (Booklist, starred review), "propulsive" (Publishers Weekly), "totally addictive" (Bookish), and "a novel of unrelenting tension" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Here is one of the most engrossing, unnerving, and exhilarating novels in recent memory. It comes to us from Joe McGinniss Jr., whose first book, The Delivery Man, was a national bestseller that critics hailed as "searing" (The New York Times Book Review), "compelling" (The Washington Post), and "reminiscent of Joan Didion" (Janet Fitch). Now, after spending the better part of a decade at work, McGinniss returns with another viscerally absorbing look at the seductive-and destructive-cutting edge of modern life, this time through the lens of marriage. Carousel Court is the story of Nick and Phoebe Maguire, a young couple who move cross-country to Southern California in search of a fresh start for themselves and their infant son following a trauma. But they arrive at the worst possible economic time. Instead of landing in a beachside property, Nick and Phoebe find themselves cemented into the dark heart of foreclosure alley, surrounded by neighbors being drowned by their underwater homes who set fire to their belongings, flee in the dead of night, and eye one another with suspicion while keeping shotguns by their beds. Trapped, broke, and increasingly desperate, Nick and Phoebe each devise their own plan to claw their way back into the middle class and beyond. Hatched under one roof, their two separate, secret agendas will inevitably collide. Combining the excruciating honesty of Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road with the social urgency of George Packer's The Unwinding, Carousel Court is a blistering and unforgettable vision of contemporary life. It has the ambition of our most serious literary work and the soul of a thriller, managing to be simultaneously sexy, scary, and powerfully moving. Most of all, it offers an unflin

A fast, frightening, and thrillingly contemporary novel about marriage and money that early reviewers are calling "powerful" (Booklist, starred review), "propulsive" (Publishers Weekly), "totally addictive" (Bookish), and "a novel of unrelenting tension" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Here is one of the most engrossing, unnerving, and exhilarating novels in recent memory. It comes to us from Joe McGinniss Jr., whose first book, The Delivery Man, was a national bestseller that critics hailed as "searing" (The New York Times Book Review), "compelling" (The Washington Post), and "reminiscent of Joan Didion" (Janet Fitch). Now, after spending the better part of a decade at work, McGinniss returns with another viscerally absorbing look at the seductive-and destructive-cutting edge of modern life, this time through the lens of marriage. Carousel Court is the story of Nick and Phoebe Maguire, a young couple who move cross-country to Southern California in search of a fresh start for themselves and their infant son following a trauma. But they arrive at the worst possible economic time. Instead of landing in a beachside property, Nick and Phoebe find themselves cemented into the dark heart of foreclosure alley, surrounded by neighbors being drowned by their underwater homes who set fire to their belongings, flee in the dead of night, and eye one another with suspicion while keeping shotguns by their beds. Trapped, broke, and increasingly desperate, Nick and Phoebe each devise their own plan to claw their way back into the middle class and beyond. Hatched under one roof, their two separate, secret agendas will inevitably collide. Combining the excruciating honesty of Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road with the social urgency of George Packer's The Unwinding, Carousel Court is a blistering and unforgettable vision of contemporary life. It has the ambition of our most serious literary work and the soul of a thriller, managing to be simultaneously sexy, scary, and powerfully moving. Most of all, it offers an unflin
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Fiction

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A fast, frightening, and thrillingly contemporary novel about marriage and money that early reviewers are calling "powerful" (Booklist, starred review), "propulsive" (Publishers Weekly), "totally addictive" (Bookish), and "a novel of unrelenting tension" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Here is one of the most engrossing, unnerving, and exhilarating novels in recent memory. It comes to us from Joe McGinniss Jr., whose first book, The Delivery Man, was a national bestseller that critics hailed as "searing" (The New York Times Book Review), "compelling" (The Washington Post), and "reminiscent of Joan Didion" (Janet Fitch). Now, after spending the better part of a decade at work, McGinniss returns with another viscerally absorbing look at the seductive-and destructive-cutting edge of modern life, this time through the lens of marriage. Carousel Court is the story of Nick and Phoebe Maguire, a young couple who move cross-country to Southern California in search of a fresh start for themselves and their infant son following a trauma. But they arrive at the worst possible economic time. Instead of landing in a beachside property, Nick and Phoebe find themselves cemented into the dark heart of foreclosure alley, surrounded by neighbors being drowned by their underwater homes who set fire to their belongings, flee in the dead of night, and eye one another with suspicion while keeping shotguns by their beds. Trapped, broke, and increasingly desperate, Nick and Phoebe each devise their own plan to claw their way back into the middle class and beyond. Hatched under one roof, their two separate, secret agendas will inevitably collide. Combining the excruciating honesty of Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road with the social urgency of George Packer's The Unwinding, Carousel Court is a blistering and unforgettable vision of contemporary life. It has the ambition of our most serious literary work and the soul of a thriller, managing to be simultaneously sexy, scary, and powerfully moving. Most of all, it offers an unflin

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joy Osmanski, Corey Brill

Length:

10h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

10:56


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

13:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

15:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

33:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:35


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:50


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:45


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:06


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:11


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:21


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:29


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:14


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:49


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:33


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:24


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:21