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Who Is Rich? - A Novel

Matthew Klam

A provocative satire of love, sex, money, and politics that unfolds over four wild days in so-called "paradise"—the long-awaited first novel from the acclaimed author of Sam the Cat "I seriously, deeply love this book."—Michael Cunningham Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a weeklong arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It's a place where, every year, students—nature poets and driftwood sculptors, widowed seniors, teenagers away from home for the first time—show up to study with an esteemed faculty made up of prizewinning playwrights, actors, and historians; drunkards and perverts; members of the cultural elite; unknown nobodies, midlist somebodies, and legitimate stars—a place where drum circles happen on the beach at midnight, clothing optional. Once more, Rich finds himself, in this seaside paradise, worrying about his family's nights without him and trying not to think about his book, now out of print, or his future as an illustrator at a glossy magazine about to go under, or his back taxes, or the shameless shenanigans of his colleagues at this summer make-out festival. He can't decide whether his own very real desire for love and human contact is going to rescue or destroy him. A warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust, Who Is Rich? goes far beyond to address deeper questions: of family, monogamy, the intoxicating beauty of children, and the challenging interdependence of two soulful, sensitive creatures in a confusing domestic alliance. Praise for Who Is Rich? "Who Is Rich? is a gem within the canon of infidelity literature [with] is a wonderful narrator, lacerating and gentle. . . . Comic, wondrous, and sad."—The New Yorker "Who Is Rich? is a very funny, very frank, and often shocking book about an affair between a man and a woman at an annual writers' conference at a beach town. It is shocking for its intelligent sex scenes and for its Matthew Klam-particular observations and i

A provocative satire of love, sex, money, and politics that unfolds over four wild days in so-called "paradise"—the long-awaited first novel from the acclaimed author of Sam the Cat "I seriously, deeply love this book."—Michael Cunningham Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a weeklong arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It's a place where, every year, students—nature poets and driftwood sculptors, widowed seniors, teenagers away from home for the first time—show up to study with an esteemed faculty made up of prizewinning playwrights, actors, and historians; drunkards and perverts; members of the cultural elite; unknown nobodies, midlist somebodies, and legitimate stars—a place where drum circles happen on the beach at midnight, clothing optional. Once more, Rich finds himself, in this seaside paradise, worrying about his family's nights without him and trying not to think about his book, now out of print, or his future as an illustrator at a glossy magazine about to go under, or his back taxes, or the shameless shenanigans of his colleagues at this summer make-out festival. He can't decide whether his own very real desire for love and human contact is going to rescue or destroy him. A warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust, Who Is Rich? goes far beyond to address deeper questions: of family, monogamy, the intoxicating beauty of children, and the challenging interdependence of two soulful, sensitive creatures in a confusing domestic alliance. Praise for Who Is Rich? "Who Is Rich? is a gem within the canon of infidelity literature [with] is a wonderful narrator, lacerating and gentle. . . . Comic, wondrous, and sad."—The New Yorker "Who Is Rich? is a very funny, very frank, and often shocking book about an affair between a man and a woman at an annual writers' conference at a beach town. It is shocking for its intelligent sex scenes and for its Matthew Klam-particular observations and i
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A provocative satire of love, sex, money, and politics that unfolds over four wild days in so-called "paradise"—the long-awaited first novel from the acclaimed author of Sam the Cat "I seriously, deeply love this book."—Michael Cunningham Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a weeklong arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It's a place where, every year, students—nature poets and driftwood sculptors, widowed seniors, teenagers away from home for the first time—show up to study with an esteemed faculty made up of prizewinning playwrights, actors, and historians; drunkards and perverts; members of the cultural elite; unknown nobodies, midlist somebodies, and legitimate stars—a place where drum circles happen on the beach at midnight, clothing optional. Once more, Rich finds himself, in this seaside paradise, worrying about his family's nights without him and trying not to think about his book, now out of print, or his future as an illustrator at a glossy magazine about to go under, or his back taxes, or the shameless shenanigans of his colleagues at this summer make-out festival. He can't decide whether his own very real desire for love and human contact is going to rescue or destroy him. A warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust, Who Is Rich? goes far beyond to address deeper questions: of family, monogamy, the intoxicating beauty of children, and the challenging interdependence of two soulful, sensitive creatures in a confusing domestic alliance. Praise for Who Is Rich? "Who Is Rich? is a gem within the canon of infidelity literature [with] is a wonderful narrator, lacerating and gentle. . . . Comic, wondrous, and sad."—The New Yorker "Who Is Rich? is a very funny, very frank, and often shocking book about an affair between a man and a woman at an annual writers' conference at a beach town. It is shocking for its intelligent sex scenes and for its Matthew Klam-particular observations and i

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Costabile

Length:

10h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:27


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:01


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:06


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:23


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:03


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:52


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:09


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:28