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Double Feature - A Novel

Owen King

SAM DOLAN is a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film. He has a difficult relationship with his father, B-movie actor Booth Dolan—a boisterous, opinionated, lying lothario whose screen legacy falls somewhere between cult hero and pathetic. Allie, Sam's dearly departed mother, was a woman whose only fault, in Sam's eyes, was her eternal affection for his father. Also included in the cast of indelible characters: a precocious, frequently violent half-sister; a conspiracy-theorist second wife; an Internet-famous roommate; a contractor who can't stop expanding his house; a happy-go-lucky college girlfriend and her husband, a retired Yankees catcher; the morose producer of a true-crime show; and a slouching indie-film legend. Not to mention a tragic sex monster. Unraveling the tumultuous, decades-spanning story of the Dolan family's friends, lovers, and adversaries, Double Feature is about letting go of everything—regret, resentment, dignity, moving pictures, the dead—and taking it again from the top. Against the backdrop of indie filmmaking, college campus life, contemporary Brooklyn, and upstate New York, Owen King's epic debut novel combines propulsive storytelling with mordant wit and brims with a deep understanding of the trials of ambition and art, of relationships and life, and of our attempts to survive it all.

SAM DOLAN is a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film. He has a difficult relationship with his father, B-movie actor Booth Dolan—a boisterous, opinionated, lying lothario whose screen legacy falls somewhere between cult hero and pathetic. Allie, Sam's dearly departed mother, was a woman whose only fault, in Sam's eyes, was her eternal affection for his father. Also included in the cast of indelible characters: a precocious, frequently violent half-sister; a conspiracy-theorist second wife; an Internet-famous roommate; a contractor who can't stop expanding his house; a happy-go-lucky college girlfriend and her husband, a retired Yankees catcher; the morose producer of a true-crime show; and a slouching indie-film legend. Not to mention a tragic sex monster. Unraveling the tumultuous, decades-spanning story of the Dolan family's friends, lovers, and adversaries, Double Feature is about letting go of everything—regret, resentment, dignity, moving pictures, the dead—and taking it again from the top. Against the backdrop of indie filmmaking, college campus life, contemporary Brooklyn, and upstate New York, Owen King's epic debut novel combines propulsive storytelling with mordant wit and brims with a deep understanding of the trials of ambition and art, of relationships and life, and of our attempts to survive it all.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

SAM DOLAN is a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film. He has a difficult relationship with his father, B-movie actor Booth Dolan—a boisterous, opinionated, lying lothario whose screen legacy falls somewhere between cult hero and pathetic. Allie, Sam's dearly departed mother, was a woman whose only fault, in Sam's eyes, was her eternal affection for his father. Also included in the cast of indelible characters: a precocious, frequently violent half-sister; a conspiracy-theorist second wife; an Internet-famous roommate; a contractor who can't stop expanding his house; a happy-go-lucky college girlfriend and her husband, a retired Yankees catcher; the morose producer of a true-crime show; and a slouching indie-film legend. Not to mention a tragic sex monster. Unraveling the tumultuous, decades-spanning story of the Dolan family's friends, lovers, and adversaries, Double Feature is about letting go of everything—regret, resentment, dignity, moving pictures, the dead—and taking it again from the top. Against the backdrop of indie filmmaking, college campus life, contemporary Brooklyn, and upstate New York, Owen King's epic debut novel combines propulsive storytelling with mordant wit and brims with a deep understanding of the trials of ambition and art, of relationships and life, and of our attempts to survive it all.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Holter Graham

Length:

16h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

17:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

27:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

15:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

12:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

19:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

17:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

14:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

15:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

20:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

22:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

12:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

13:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:07