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The Clasp - A Novel

Sloane Crosley

Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny" Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives-Kezia the second-in-command to a madwoman jewelry designer in Manhattan; Nathaniel the former literary cool kid, selling his wares in Hollywood; and the Eeyore-esque Victor, just fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor passes out in the mother of the groom's bedroom. He wakes to her jovially slapping him across the face. Instead of a scolding, she offers Victor a story she's never even told her son, about a valuable necklace that disappeared during the Nazi occupation of France. And so a madcap adventure is set into motion, one that leads Victor, Kezia, and Nathaniel from Miami to New York and L.A. to Paris and across France, until they converge at the estate of Guy de Maupassant, author of the classic short story "The Necklace." Heartfelt, suspenseful, and told with Sloane Crosley's inimitable spark and wit, The Clasp is a story of friends struggling to fit together now that their lives haven't gone as planned, of how to separate the real from the fake. Such a task might be possible when it comes to precious stones, but is far more difficult to pull off with humans. Includes the short story The Necklace, read by Barbara Rosenblat.

Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny" Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives-Kezia the second-in-command to a madwoman jewelry designer in Manhattan; Nathaniel the former literary cool kid, selling his wares in Hollywood; and the Eeyore-esque Victor, just fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor passes out in the mother of the groom's bedroom. He wakes to her jovially slapping him across the face. Instead of a scolding, she offers Victor a story she's never even told her son, about a valuable necklace that disappeared during the Nazi occupation of France. And so a madcap adventure is set into motion, one that leads Victor, Kezia, and Nathaniel from Miami to New York and L.A. to Paris and across France, until they converge at the estate of Guy de Maupassant, author of the classic short story "The Necklace." Heartfelt, suspenseful, and told with Sloane Crosley's inimitable spark and wit, The Clasp is a story of friends struggling to fit together now that their lives haven't gone as planned, of how to separate the real from the fake. Such a task might be possible when it comes to precious stones, but is far more difficult to pull off with humans. Includes the short story The Necklace, read by Barbara Rosenblat.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny" Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives-Kezia the second-in-command to a madwoman jewelry designer in Manhattan; Nathaniel the former literary cool kid, selling his wares in Hollywood; and the Eeyore-esque Victor, just fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor passes out in the mother of the groom's bedroom. He wakes to her jovially slapping him across the face. Instead of a scolding, she offers Victor a story she's never even told her son, about a valuable necklace that disappeared during the Nazi occupation of France. And so a madcap adventure is set into motion, one that leads Victor, Kezia, and Nathaniel from Miami to New York and L.A. to Paris and across France, until they converge at the estate of Guy de Maupassant, author of the classic short story "The Necklace." Heartfelt, suspenseful, and told with Sloane Crosley's inimitable spark and wit, The Clasp is a story of friends struggling to fit together now that their lives haven't gone as planned, of how to separate the real from the fake. Such a task might be possible when it comes to precious stones, but is far more difficult to pull off with humans. Includes the short story The Necklace, read by Barbara Rosenblat.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Pittu

Length:

10h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

15:04


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

15:54


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:19


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

06:22


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

26:28


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

12:42


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:02


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

23:38


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

11:26


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

08:32


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

14:53


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

09:44


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

16:58


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

32:14


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

14:23


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

04:23


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

04:36


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

18:30


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

11:23


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

08:45


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

08:27


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

17:48


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

09:25


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

14:16


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

14:14


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

04:30


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

09:35


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

08:17


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

15:37


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

17:45


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

08:11


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

09:51


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

12:22


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

14:50


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

21:14


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

17:31


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

19:31


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

20:03


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

20:57


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

10:54


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

06:44


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

09:57


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

09:01


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

13:19


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

09:17


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

09:03


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

13:59


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

04:37


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

06:03


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

03:06


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

11:22


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

11:05


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

00:54