Processed Cheese by Stephen Wright audiobook

Processed Cheese: A Novel

By Stephen Wright
Read by Robert Petkoff

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316043373
13.81 Hours Unabridged
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From a writer hailed as "astonishing," the savagely funny story of a couple who unexpectedly come into some money in an America deranged by Mammon (Toni Morrison) A bag of money drops out of the sky, literally, into the path of a cash-starved citizen named Graveyard. He carries it home to his wife, Ambience, and they embark on the adventure of their lives, finally able to have everything they've always deserved: cars, guns, games, jewels, clothes-and of course sex, travel, and time with friends and family. There is no limit except their imagination and the hours in the day, and even those seem to be subject to their control. Of course, the owner of the bag is searching for it, and will do whatever is necessary to get it back. And of course, these new riches change everything-and nothing at all. Stephen Wright has woven out of the language, images, and stories of our wealth-obsessed culture a novel of once-in-a-generation vitality and inventiveness. Darkly hilarious, Processed Cheese is both satire and serious as death. It's a road novel, a family story, and a last-girl-standing thriller. With the clarity of a Swift or a Melville, Wright has created a funhouse-mirror drama that puts all the chips on the table, every bullet in the clip, down to the last breathtaking moment.

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Summary

Summary

A USA Today Pick of Books of the Month

A Literary Hub Pick of New Books

From a writer hailed as "astonishing," the savagely funny story of a couple who unexpectedly come into some money in an America deranged by Mammon (Toni Morrison)


A bag of money drops out of the sky, literally, into the path of a cash-starved citizen named Graveyard. He carries it home to his wife, Ambience, and they embark on the adventure of their lives, finally able to have everything they've always deserved: cars, guns, games, jewels, clothes-and of course sex, travel, and time with friends and family. There is no limit except their imagination and the hours in the day, and even those seem to be subject to their control.

Of course, the owner of the bag is searching for it, and will do whatever is necessary to get it back. And of course, these new riches change everything-and nothing at all.

Stephen Wright has woven out of the language, images, and stories of our wealth-obsessed culture a novel of once-in-a-generation vitality and inventiveness. Darkly hilarious, Processed Cheese is both satire and serious as death. It's a road novel, a family story, and a last-girl-standing thriller. With the clarity of a Swift or a Melville, Wright has created a funhouse-mirror drama that puts all the chips on the table, every bullet in the clip, down to the last breathtaking moment.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Processed Cheese does for consumerism what Catch-22 did for war.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A wry satire of a money-obsessed society.” USA Today
“An outrageous farce about money, sex, and guns, which is to say, about America circa now…Nothing else I’ve read is as faithful to the obscenity of these latter days, the consummation of vacuous pop culture and complete social bankruptcy. For readers who can stomach it, Processed Cheese is jolting enough to reveal what degradation we’ve become inured to.” Washington Post
“Its first pages are absolutely brilliant, a frenetic, hilarious rush of pure feeling.” New York Times Book Review
“This dark, harrowing, and wildly funny novel somehow both challenges and affirms that tried-and-true adage: Money isn’t everything.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Stephen Wright

Author Bio: Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright is a New York–based novelist known for his use of surrealistic imagery and dark comedy. His work has varied from hallucinatory accounts of war, a family drama among UFO cultists, a carnivalesque novel on a serial killer, to a Civil War picaresque. He has taught writing courses at various universities, including Princeton University, Brown University, and the New School.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English