Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Fall of Princes

*An August 2015 Library Reads Pick

 The Fall of Princes
Best-selling author Robert Goolrick tells the intoxicating story of young, wealthy Wall Street brokers living the highlife during the 1980s. Sudden large amounts of money will do strange things to people. In this book, readers discover the highs and lows first hand. It is is out now and available on Freading.

“Compelling, wholly seductive . . . Goolrick’s stellar prose infuses this redemption story with a good deal of depth and despair, making it read like the literary version of The Wolf of Wall Street.Booklist

“Goolrick is a superb writer . . . He's referred to his latest as both novel and autobiography; it carries both the artistic qualities of the former and the emotional truth of the latter . . . ranging from the tragicomic beats of Jay McInerney or Bret Easton Ellis to the repulsive behaviors in films like Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street . . . Goolrick is focused on the idea of loss and redemption, and shows the small ways by which we become human again.”—Kirkus Reviews

A heart-wrenching, beautiful, darkly comic, deeply necessary tale that stuns again and again with razor-sharp prose and glittering wit. Robert Goolrick is, without question, one of the greatest storytellers of our time.” Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife