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Quicksand

Steve Toltz

A daring, brilliant new novel from Man Booker Prize finalist Steve Toltz, for fans of Dave Eggers, Martin Amis, and David Foster Wallace: a fearlessly funny, outrageously inventive dark comedy about two lifelong friends. Liam is a struggling writer and a failing cop. Aldo, his best friend and muse, is a haplessly criminal entrepreneur with an uncanny knack for disaster. As Aldo's luck worsens, Liam is inspired to base his next book on his best friend's exponential misfortunes and hopeless quest to win back his one great love: his ex-wife, Stella. What begins as an attempt to make sense of Aldo's mishaps spirals into a profound story of faith and friendship. With the same originality and buoyancy that catapulted his first novel, A Fraction of the Whole, onto prize lists around the world-including shortlists for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award-Steve Toltz has created a rousing, hysterically funny but unapologetically dark satire about fate, faith, friendship, and the artist's obligation to his muse. Sharp, witty, kinetic, and utterly engrossing, Quicksand is a subversive portrait of twenty-first-century society in all its hypocrisy and absurdity.

A daring, brilliant new novel from Man Booker Prize finalist Steve Toltz, for fans of Dave Eggers, Martin Amis, and David Foster Wallace: a fearlessly funny, outrageously inventive dark comedy about two lifelong friends. Liam is a struggling writer and a failing cop. Aldo, his best friend and muse, is a haplessly criminal entrepreneur with an uncanny knack for disaster. As Aldo's luck worsens, Liam is inspired to base his next book on his best friend's exponential misfortunes and hopeless quest to win back his one great love: his ex-wife, Stella. What begins as an attempt to make sense of Aldo's mishaps spirals into a profound story of faith and friendship. With the same originality and buoyancy that catapulted his first novel, A Fraction of the Whole, onto prize lists around the world-including shortlists for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award-Steve Toltz has created a rousing, hysterically funny but unapologetically dark satire about fate, faith, friendship, and the artist's obligation to his muse. Sharp, witty, kinetic, and utterly engrossing, Quicksand is a subversive portrait of twenty-first-century society in all its hypocrisy and absurdity.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A daring, brilliant new novel from Man Booker Prize finalist Steve Toltz, for fans of Dave Eggers, Martin Amis, and David Foster Wallace: a fearlessly funny, outrageously inventive dark comedy about two lifelong friends. Liam is a struggling writer and a failing cop. Aldo, his best friend and muse, is a haplessly criminal entrepreneur with an uncanny knack for disaster. As Aldo's luck worsens, Liam is inspired to base his next book on his best friend's exponential misfortunes and hopeless quest to win back his one great love: his ex-wife, Stella. What begins as an attempt to make sense of Aldo's mishaps spirals into a profound story of faith and friendship. With the same originality and buoyancy that catapulted his first novel, A Fraction of the Whole, onto prize lists around the world-including shortlists for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award-Steve Toltz has created a rousing, hysterically funny but unapologetically dark satire about fate, faith, friendship, and the artist's obligation to his muse. Sharp, witty, kinetic, and utterly engrossing, Quicksand is a subversive portrait of twenty-first-century society in all its hypocrisy and absurdity.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joel Davey

Length:

16h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:19:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:22:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:12:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

39:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

20:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

14:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

41:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

44:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

18:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

22:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

14:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:03