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Lush Life

Lush Life

A Novel

Richard Price; Read by Bobby Cannavale

Macmillan Audio


"So, what do you do?" Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter...But now he's thirty-five years old and he's still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he always wanted to be. What does Eric do? He manages. Not like Ike Marcus. Ike was young, good-looking, people liked him. Ask him what he did, he wouldn't say tending bar. He was going places—until two street kids stepped up to him and Eric on Eldridge Street one night and pulled a gun. At least, that's Eric's version.

In Lush Life, Richard Price tears the shiny veneer off the "new" New York to show us the hidden cracks, the underground networks of control and violence beneath the glamour. Lush Life is an X-ray of the street in the age of no broken windows and "quality of life" squads, from a writer whose "tough, gritty brand of social realism...reads like a movie in prose" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). Best of the Year, iTunes Best Audiobooks, Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best Audios of the Year, Washington Post Best Books of the Year, Audie Award Finalist, PEN Literary Award - Finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist, NYT Outstanding Books of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, AudioFile Best Audiobooks


Lush Life by Richard Price--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Richard Price's novel Lush Life, a tale of two Lower East Sides: one a high-priced bohemia, the other a home to hardship, its residents pushed to the edges of their time-honored turf. When a cocky young hipster is shot to death by a street kid from the "other" lower east side, the crime ripples through every stratum of the city in this brilliant and kaleidiscopic portrait of the "new" New York.

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In his latest novel, "Lush Life," Richard Price puts his myriad gifts together to create his most powerful and galvanic work yet. - The New York Times

Richard Price; Read by Bobby Cannavale

Richard Price is the author of seven novels, including Clockers, Freedomland, and Samaritan. He won a 2007 Edgar Award for his writing on the HBO series The Wire.

Bobby Cannavale won an Emmy Award for his guest appearance on the hit TV show Will & Grace. His other TV credits include Third Watch, Ally McBeal, Law & Order, Oz, and Six Feet Under.

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