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Prospect Park West - A Novel

Amy Sohn

Brooklyn's famed neighborhood of Park Slope has it all: the sprawling, majestic Prospect Park; acclaimed public schools; historic brownstones; and progressive values. The more upwardly mobile New Yorkers discover its virtues, the more that claiming a stake in Park Slope becomes a competitive sport. In the park, the coffee shops, and the playgrounds of the neighborhood, four women's lives collide one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Melora Leigh, a two-time Oscar-winning actress, frustrated with her career and the pressures of raising her adoptive toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing the robust sex life of her pre-motherhood days, begins a dangerous flirtation with a handsome local celebrity; Lizzie O'Donnell, a former lesbian (or "hasbian"), wonders why she is still drawn to women in spite of her sexy husband and adorable son; and Karen Bryan Shapiro finds herself split between two powerful obsessions: her four-year-old son's well-being and snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained P.S. 321-zoned co-op building. As the women's paths intertwine (and sometimes crash), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity, and her play dates.

Brooklyn's famed neighborhood of Park Slope has it all: the sprawling, majestic Prospect Park; acclaimed public schools; historic brownstones; and progressive values. The more upwardly mobile New Yorkers discover its virtues, the more that claiming a stake in Park Slope becomes a competitive sport. In the park, the coffee shops, and the playgrounds of the neighborhood, four women's lives collide one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Melora Leigh, a two-time Oscar-winning actress, frustrated with her career and the pressures of raising her adoptive toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing the robust sex life of her pre-motherhood days, begins a dangerous flirtation with a handsome local celebrity; Lizzie O'Donnell, a former lesbian (or "hasbian"), wonders why she is still drawn to women in spite of her sexy husband and adorable son; and Karen Bryan Shapiro finds herself split between two powerful obsessions: her four-year-old son's well-being and snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained P.S. 321-zoned co-op building. As the women's paths intertwine (and sometimes crash), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity, and her play dates.
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Brooklyn's famed neighborhood of Park Slope has it all: the sprawling, majestic Prospect Park; acclaimed public schools; historic brownstones; and progressive values. The more upwardly mobile New Yorkers discover its virtues, the more that claiming a stake in Park Slope becomes a competitive sport. In the park, the coffee shops, and the playgrounds of the neighborhood, four women's lives collide one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Melora Leigh, a two-time Oscar-winning actress, frustrated with her career and the pressures of raising her adoptive toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing the robust sex life of her pre-motherhood days, begins a dangerous flirtation with a handsome local celebrity; Lizzie O'Donnell, a former lesbian (or "hasbian"), wonders why she is still drawn to women in spite of her sexy husband and adorable son; and Karen Bryan Shapiro finds herself split between two powerful obsessions: her four-year-old son's well-being and snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained P.S. 321-zoned co-op building. As the women's paths intertwine (and sometimes crash), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity, and her play dates.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

13h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

44:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

11:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

15:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

15:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:30