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Moving Kings - A Novel

Joshua Cohen

A propulsive, incendiary novel about faith, race, class, and what it means to have a home, from Joshua Cohen, "a major American writer" (The New York Times) One of the boldest voices of his generation, Joshua Cohen returns with Moving Kings, a powerful and provocative novel that interweaves, in profoundly intimate terms, the housing crisis in America's poor black and Hispanic neighborhoods with the world's oldest conflict, in the Middle East. The year is 2015, and twenty-one-year-olds Yoav and Uri, veterans of the last Gaza War, have just completed their compulsory military service in the Israel Defense Forces. In keeping with national tradition, they take a year off for rest, recovery, and travel. They come to New York City and begin working for Yoav's distant cousin David King—a proud American patriot, Republican, and Jew, and the recently divorced proprietor of King's Moving Inc., a heavyweight in the tri-state area's moving and storage industries. Yoav and Uri now must struggle to become reacquainted with civilian life, but it's not easy to move beyond their traumatic pasts when their days are spent kicking down doors as eviction-movers in the ungentrified corners of the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, throwing out delinquent tenants and seizing their possessions. And what starts off as a profitable if eerily familiar job—an "Occupation"—quickly turns violent when they encounter one homeowner seeking revenge. Praise for Moving Kings "A Jewish Sopranos . . . burly with particularities and vibrant with voice . . . utterly engrossing, full of passionate sympathy . . . Cohen is an extraordinary prose stylist, surely one of the most prodigious in American fiction today. . . . His sentences are all-season journeyers, able to do everything everywhere at once."—James Wood, The New Yorker "Brilliant. . . . It feels master-planned to slowly unsettle your convictions, as the best novels do. . . . Cohen has a brain-on-fire intellect and a Balzac-grade enthusiasm for understanding varieties of experience."—Los Angeles T

A propulsive, incendiary novel about faith, race, class, and what it means to have a home, from Joshua Cohen, "a major American writer" (The New York Times) One of the boldest voices of his generation, Joshua Cohen returns with Moving Kings, a powerful and provocative novel that interweaves, in profoundly intimate terms, the housing crisis in America's poor black and Hispanic neighborhoods with the world's oldest conflict, in the Middle East. The year is 2015, and twenty-one-year-olds Yoav and Uri, veterans of the last Gaza War, have just completed their compulsory military service in the Israel Defense Forces. In keeping with national tradition, they take a year off for rest, recovery, and travel. They come to New York City and begin working for Yoav's distant cousin David King—a proud American patriot, Republican, and Jew, and the recently divorced proprietor of King's Moving Inc., a heavyweight in the tri-state area's moving and storage industries. Yoav and Uri now must struggle to become reacquainted with civilian life, but it's not easy to move beyond their traumatic pasts when their days are spent kicking down doors as eviction-movers in the ungentrified corners of the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, throwing out delinquent tenants and seizing their possessions. And what starts off as a profitable if eerily familiar job—an "Occupation"—quickly turns violent when they encounter one homeowner seeking revenge. Praise for Moving Kings "A Jewish Sopranos . . . burly with particularities and vibrant with voice . . . utterly engrossing, full of passionate sympathy . . . Cohen is an extraordinary prose stylist, surely one of the most prodigious in American fiction today. . . . His sentences are all-season journeyers, able to do everything everywhere at once."—James Wood, The New Yorker "Brilliant. . . . It feels master-planned to slowly unsettle your convictions, as the best novels do. . . . Cohen has a brain-on-fire intellect and a Balzac-grade enthusiasm for understanding varieties of experience."—Los Angeles T
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A propulsive, incendiary novel about faith, race, class, and what it means to have a home, from Joshua Cohen, "a major American writer" (The New York Times) One of the boldest voices of his generation, Joshua Cohen returns with Moving Kings, a powerful and provocative novel that interweaves, in profoundly intimate terms, the housing crisis in America's poor black and Hispanic neighborhoods with the world's oldest conflict, in the Middle East. The year is 2015, and twenty-one-year-olds Yoav and Uri, veterans of the last Gaza War, have just completed their compulsory military service in the Israel Defense Forces. In keeping with national tradition, they take a year off for rest, recovery, and travel. They come to New York City and begin working for Yoav's distant cousin David King—a proud American patriot, Republican, and Jew, and the recently divorced proprietor of King's Moving Inc., a heavyweight in the tri-state area's moving and storage industries. Yoav and Uri now must struggle to become reacquainted with civilian life, but it's not easy to move beyond their traumatic pasts when their days are spent kicking down doors as eviction-movers in the ungentrified corners of the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, throwing out delinquent tenants and seizing their possessions. And what starts off as a profitable if eerily familiar job—an "Occupation"—quickly turns violent when they encounter one homeowner seeking revenge. Praise for Moving Kings "A Jewish Sopranos . . . burly with particularities and vibrant with voice . . . utterly engrossing, full of passionate sympathy . . . Cohen is an extraordinary prose stylist, surely one of the most prodigious in American fiction today. . . . His sentences are all-season journeyers, able to do everything everywhere at once."—James Wood, The New Yorker "Brilliant. . . . It feels master-planned to slowly unsettle your convictions, as the best novels do. . . . Cohen has a brain-on-fire intellect and a Balzac-grade enthusiasm for understanding varieties of experience."—Los Angeles T

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Davis

Length:

7h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:30