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Model Home - A Novel

Eric Puchner

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Warren Ziller moved his family to California in search of a charmed life, and to all appearances, he found it: a gated community not far from the beach, amid the affluent splendor of Southern California in the 1980s. But his American dream has been rudely interrupted. Despite their affection for one another-the "slow, jokey, unrehearsed vaudeville" they share at home-Warren; his wife, Camille; and their three children have veered into separate lives, as distant as satellites. Worst of all, Warren has squandered the family's money on a failing real estate venture. As Warren desperately tries to conceal his mistake, his family begins to sow deceptions of their own. Camille attributes Warren's erratic behavior to an affair and plots her secret revenge; seventeen-year-old Dustin falls for his girlfriend's troubled younger sister; teen misanthrope Lyle begins sleeping with a security guard who works at the gatehouse; and eleven-year-old Jonas becomes strangely obsessed with a kidnapped girl. When tragedy strikes, the Zillers are forced to move into one of the houses in Warren's abandoned development in the middle of the desert. Marooned in a less-than-model home, each must reckon with what's led them there and who's to blame-and whether they can summon the forgiveness needed to hold the family together. Subtly ambitious, brimming with the humor and unpredictability of life, Model Home delivers penetrating insights into the American family and into the imperfect ways we try to connect, from a writer "uncannily in tune with the heartbreak and absurdity of domestic life" (Los Angeles Times).

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Colacci

Length:

14h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

14:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

21:58


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

31:05


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

30:35


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

29:13


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:12


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

27:43


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

11:32


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

16:00


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

19:45


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

17:14


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

21:13


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

09:48


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

12:14


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

14:17


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

31:23


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

21:45


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

15:12


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

09:32


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

11:11


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

06:38


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

26:39


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

14:13


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

08:25


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

24:11


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

15:23


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

26:22


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

18:46


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

14:53


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

12:32


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

12:29


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

12:52


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

19:34


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

09:49


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

17:03


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

18:18


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

16:47


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

13:24


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

16:17


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

08:50


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

07:56


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

18:25


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

09:11


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

13:28


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

18:00


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

23:35


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

33:00


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

26:14


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

21:48


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

00:24