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Time's a Thief - A Novel

B.G. Firmani

Eighties New York springs to gritty, vibrant life in this piercingly romantic and compulsively readable coming-of-age novel. A beautiful, sad, funny, altogether bewitching debut Francesca "Chess" Varani is an ultra-bright, sassy, but vulnerable Barnard freshwoman from a blue-collar background in the vibrantly gritty New York City of the mid-eighties. She strikes up a volatile and somewhat toxic friendship with drama-queen classmate Kendra Marr-Löwenstein, and falls into the bewitching orbit of her Salingeresque, high-toned family. Upon graduation, she moves into the Marr-Löwenstein house in the West Village as a secretary/girl-of-all-work to the soignèe literary intellectual Clarice Marr (think Susan Sontag but blondly coiffed and dressed in Chanel) and receives the sentimental education and emotional roughing up New York bestows on all of its new arrivals-including a love affair with Clarice's glamorously damaged son, Jerry.The story is related by Chess in sadder but wiser fashion from the distance of a financially beset 2008 and the depths of a crap job taken of necessity, tinged with the poignancy of time and choices made and not made.

Eighties New York springs to gritty, vibrant life in this piercingly romantic and compulsively readable coming-of-age novel. A beautiful, sad, funny, altogether bewitching debut Francesca "Chess" Varani is an ultra-bright, sassy, but vulnerable Barnard freshwoman from a blue-collar background in the vibrantly gritty New York City of the mid-eighties. She strikes up a volatile and somewhat toxic friendship with drama-queen classmate Kendra Marr-Löwenstein, and falls into the bewitching orbit of her Salingeresque, high-toned family. Upon graduation, she moves into the Marr-Löwenstein house in the West Village as a secretary/girl-of-all-work to the soignèe literary intellectual Clarice Marr (think Susan Sontag but blondly coiffed and dressed in Chanel) and receives the sentimental education and emotional roughing up New York bestows on all of its new arrivals-including a love affair with Clarice's glamorously damaged son, Jerry.The story is related by Chess in sadder but wiser fashion from the distance of a financially beset 2008 and the depths of a crap job taken of necessity, tinged with the poignancy of time and choices made and not made.
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Eighties New York springs to gritty, vibrant life in this piercingly romantic and compulsively readable coming-of-age novel. A beautiful, sad, funny, altogether bewitching debut Francesca "Chess" Varani is an ultra-bright, sassy, but vulnerable Barnard freshwoman from a blue-collar background in the vibrantly gritty New York City of the mid-eighties. She strikes up a volatile and somewhat toxic friendship with drama-queen classmate Kendra Marr-Löwenstein, and falls into the bewitching orbit of her Salingeresque, high-toned family. Upon graduation, she moves into the Marr-Löwenstein house in the West Village as a secretary/girl-of-all-work to the soignèe literary intellectual Clarice Marr (think Susan Sontag but blondly coiffed and dressed in Chanel) and receives the sentimental education and emotional roughing up New York bestows on all of its new arrivals-including a love affair with Clarice's glamorously damaged son, Jerry.The story is related by Chess in sadder but wiser fashion from the distance of a financially beset 2008 and the depths of a crap job taken of necessity, tinged with the poignancy of time and choices made and not made.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emily Rankin

Length:

13h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:20


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:25


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:25


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:58


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:38


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:15


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:11


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:29


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:29


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:58


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:16


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:46


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:19


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:55


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:53


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:14


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:39


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:59


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:53


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:29


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:24


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

09:06


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

09:42


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:16


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

09:55


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:10


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:06


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:03


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:19


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:15


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

00:30