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The Astral

Kate Christensen

The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apartment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fervent Freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry's that ignite her long-simmering suspicions of infidelity, and he's been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequences of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures, (and perhaps others) and find his way forward - and back into Luz's good graces.

The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apartment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fervent Freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry's that ignite her long-simmering suspicions of infidelity, and he's been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequences of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures, (and perhaps others) and find his way forward - and back into Luz's good graces.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apartment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fervent Freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry's that ignite her long-simmering suspicions of infidelity, and he's been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequences of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures, (and perhaps others) and find his way forward - and back into Luz's good graces.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Donald Corren

Length:

9h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

19:03


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:27


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

25:35


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

24:55


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:56


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

21:38


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

25:15


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

33:41


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

25:16


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

23:27


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

17:00


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

32:50


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

24:18


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

24:59


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

30:04


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

34:07


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

24:41


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

21:51


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

24:45


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

35:01


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

26:32


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

23:24


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

22:58


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

00:34