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The Age of Reinvention - A Novel

Karine Tuil

An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, The Age of Reinvention is a suspenseful Gatsbian tale of a famous New York lawyer whose charmed and glamorous life is a sham. Top Manhattan criminal defense attorney Sam Tahar seems to have it all: fame, fortune, an enviable marriage to a prominent socialite, and two wonderful children. But his success is built on a lie-he isn't the person he pretends to be. Growing up a poor Tunisian immigrant, crammed inside the walls of a grimy Paris apartment tower, Samir Tahar seemed destined for life as either a drug dealer or a delivery man-until he decided "he was going to cut through the bars of his social jail cell, even if he had to do it with his teeth." At law school in Montpelier, France, he became fast friends with Jewish student Samuel Baron. The two were inseparable until the irresistible Nina, torn between the men, ultimately chose Samuel. Samir fled to America, where he assumed Samuel's identity and background while his former friend remained stuck in a French suburb, a failed, neurotic writer seething at Samir's overseas triumphs. Decades later, the three meet again in this dark, powerful story of a deeply tangled love triangle that becomes subsumed by the war on terror. Called "a masterful novel...unquestionably one of the season's best" (Paris Match) and "a work of great magnitude" (Le Figaro), The Age of Reinvention is an intriguing tale about the wonderful possibilities and terrible costs of remaking oneself.

An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, The Age of Reinvention is a suspenseful Gatsbian tale of a famous New York lawyer whose charmed and glamorous life is a sham. Top Manhattan criminal defense attorney Sam Tahar seems to have it all: fame, fortune, an enviable marriage to a prominent socialite, and two wonderful children. But his success is built on a lie-he isn't the person he pretends to be. Growing up a poor Tunisian immigrant, crammed inside the walls of a grimy Paris apartment tower, Samir Tahar seemed destined for life as either a drug dealer or a delivery man-until he decided "he was going to cut through the bars of his social jail cell, even if he had to do it with his teeth." At law school in Montpelier, France, he became fast friends with Jewish student Samuel Baron. The two were inseparable until the irresistible Nina, torn between the men, ultimately chose Samuel. Samir fled to America, where he assumed Samuel's identity and background while his former friend remained stuck in a French suburb, a failed, neurotic writer seething at Samir's overseas triumphs. Decades later, the three meet again in this dark, powerful story of a deeply tangled love triangle that becomes subsumed by the war on terror. Called "a masterful novel...unquestionably one of the season's best" (Paris Match) and "a work of great magnitude" (Le Figaro), The Age of Reinvention is an intriguing tale about the wonderful possibilities and terrible costs of remaking oneself.
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An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, The Age of Reinvention is a suspenseful Gatsbian tale of a famous New York lawyer whose charmed and glamorous life is a sham. Top Manhattan criminal defense attorney Sam Tahar seems to have it all: fame, fortune, an enviable marriage to a prominent socialite, and two wonderful children. But his success is built on a lie-he isn't the person he pretends to be. Growing up a poor Tunisian immigrant, crammed inside the walls of a grimy Paris apartment tower, Samir Tahar seemed destined for life as either a drug dealer or a delivery man-until he decided "he was going to cut through the bars of his social jail cell, even if he had to do it with his teeth." At law school in Montpelier, France, he became fast friends with Jewish student Samuel Baron. The two were inseparable until the irresistible Nina, torn between the men, ultimately chose Samuel. Samir fled to America, where he assumed Samuel's identity and background while his former friend remained stuck in a French suburb, a failed, neurotic writer seething at Samir's overseas triumphs. Decades later, the three meet again in this dark, powerful story of a deeply tangled love triangle that becomes subsumed by the war on terror. Called "a masterful novel...unquestionably one of the season's best" (Paris Match) and "a work of great magnitude" (Le Figaro), The Age of Reinvention is an intriguing tale about the wonderful possibilities and terrible costs of remaking oneself.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

11h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

31:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

40:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

11:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:18


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

16:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:24