Prospect Park West by Amy Sohn audiobook

Prospect Park West: A Novel

By Amy Sohn
Read by Kate Reading

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200118069

  • ISBN: 9798200118052

  • ISBN: 9798200118076

Runtime: 13.45 Hours
Category: Fiction/Women
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From popular author and columnist Amy Sohn comes a smart, sexy, satirical peek into the bedrooms and hearts of New York City’s Prospect Park West.

Brooklyn’s famed neighborhood of Park Slope has it all: the sprawling, majestic Prospect Park, acclaimed public schools,; historic brownstones, and progressive values. The more upwardly mobile New Yorkers discover its virtues, the more that claiming a stake in Park Slope becomes a competitive sport.

In the park, the coffee shops, and the playgrounds of the neighborhood, four women’s lives collide one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Melora Leigh, a two-time Oscar-winning actress, frustrated with her career and the pressures of raising her adoptive toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing the robust sex life of her pre-motherhood days, begins a dangerous flirtation with a handsome local celebrity; Lizzie O’Donnell, a former lesbian (or “hasbian”), wonders why she is still drawn to women in spite of her sexy husband and adorable son; and Karen Bryan Shapiro finds herself split between two powerful obsessions: her four-year-old son’s well-being and snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained P.S. 321-zoned co-op building.

As the women’s paths intertwine, and sometimes crash, each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity, and her play dates.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kate Reading strikes exactly the right note in performing this razor-sharp satire…Her masterful performance makes this scathingly entertaining novel a must-listen on audio.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)
“Darkly comedic.” New York Post

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Author

Author Bio: Amy Sohn

Author Bio: Amy Sohn

Amy Sohn is the author of five novels, including Prospect Park West and Motherland. A former columnist at New York magazine, she has also written for Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, The Nation, and the New York Times. She has been a writing resident at Headlands Center for the Arts, Art Omi, and the Studios at MASS MoCA. A native New Yorker, she lives in Brooklyn with her daughter.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 13.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English