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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:

Dylan Baker

Length:

6h 19m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:06


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:58


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:51


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:14


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:09


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:39


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:14