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The Good Life

Jay McInerney

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Hailed by Newsweek as "a superb and humane social critic" with, according to The Wall Street Journal, "all the true instincts of a major novelist," Jay McInerney unveils a story of love, family, conflicting desires, and catastrophic loss in his most powerfully searing work thus far. Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are thoroughly wonderstruck by young twins whose provenance is nothing less than miraculous, even as they contend with the faded promise of a marriage tinged with suspicion and deceit. Meanwhile, several miles uptown and perched near the top of the Upper East Side's social register, Luke McGavock has postponed his accumulation of wealth in an attempt to recover the sense of purpose now lacking in a life that often gives him pause-especially with regard to his teenage daughter, whose wanton extravagance bears a horrifying resemblance to her mother's. But on a September morning, brightness falls horribly from the sky, and people worlds apart suddenly find themselves working side by side at the devastated site, feeling lost anywhere else, yet battered still by memory and regret, by fresh disappointment and unimaginable shock. What happens, or should happen, when life stops us in our tracks, or our own choices do? What if both secrets and secret needs, long guarded steadfastly, are finally revealed? What is the good life? Posed with astonishing understanding and compassion, these questions power a novel rich with characters and events, both comic and harrowing, revelatory about not only New York after the attacks but also the toll taken on those lucky enough to have survived them. Wise, surprising, and, ultimately, heart-stoppingly redemptive, The Good Life captures lives that allow us to see-through personal, social, and moral complexity-more clearly into the heart of things. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

11h 50m


Chapters

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03:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:59


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:25


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:14


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:27


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:30


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:34


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:42


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:31


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:01


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:51


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:33


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:09


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:23


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:09


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:35


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:12


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:38


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:50


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:08


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:45


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:15


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:16


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:38


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:46


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:46


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:47


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:15


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:07


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:49


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:23


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:51


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:20


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:28


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:20


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:58


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:26


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:03


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:36


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:37


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:08


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:09


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:29


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:59


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:07


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:35


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:08


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:08


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:22


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:58


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:15


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:19


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:31


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:15


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:25


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:20


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:23


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:22


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:18


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:44


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:48


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:56


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:11


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:36


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

02:57


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:47


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:12


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:35


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:22


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:56


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:00


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:06


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:22


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:18


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

00:22