Gotham Tragic

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Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: C2524
Released: Sep 23, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402575204
Narrator/s: Henry Strozier
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Kurt Wenzel is the acclaimed author of the novel Lit Life. In Gotham Tragic, the New York-based writer skewers celebrity culture with dead-on humor and deft plotting. Wenzel's subject, Kyle Clayton, is an author whose drunken escapades draw as much interest as his novels. But when he attempts to turn over a new leaf, he finds that years of excess are not so easily left behind. His engagement to a Turkish woman and conversion to Islam are threatened by an old flame-and by militant Muslims who declare a fatwa against him.

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Author(s): Kurt Wenzel

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Author(s): Kurt Wenzel
Narrator(s): Henry Strozier
Product Number Z00809
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449887674

Professional reviews

"If you're in the mood for one of those hip, ironic, testosterone-filled money-is-king books you remember from the late 1990s, this is your lucky day. With nary a nod to any present-day angst or paranoia, this book diesels along at warp speed, gathering clichŽ after clichŽ in its cowcatcher. Narrator Henry Strozier has the perfect voice for this romp: deep, dark, snide, and full of red meat macho. He captures the spirit of the times and gives his characters more depth than the author has. At the center of the plot is an Islamic plan to kill a supposedly apostate New York writer, so some readers might be offended at the offhand remarks given the world situation in 2004. Otherwise, this is an enjoyable distraction and a fun reminiscence. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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