The Best of Youth by Michael Dahlie audiobook

The Best of Youth

By Michael Dahlie
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Dreamscape 9780393081855
8.11 Hours 1
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When twenty-something Henry Lang loses his parents in asailing accident, he’s left entirely alone in the world but also with aninheritance of fifteen million bucks. He decides to head to Brooklyn to immersehimself in the place he’s quite sure is the absolute heart of American youthculture to try and make it as a writer and editor at an upstart literarymagazine. He hopes to fall in love, too. Unfortunately, Henry soon finds himself navigating increasinglybaffling social difficulties with both women and work, eventually leading himto near ruin when he’s hired to ghostwrite a young adult novel. Henry’sintegrity and entire fortune are on the line, and no one is sure if he canrescue either.

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Summary

Summary

When twenty-something Henry Lang loses his parents in asailing accident, he’s left entirely alone in the world but also with aninheritance of fifteen million bucks. He decides to head to Brooklyn to immersehimself in the place he’s quite sure is the absolute heart of American youthculture to try and make it as a writer and editor at an upstart literarymagazine. He hopes to fall in love, too.

Unfortunately, Henry soon finds himself navigating increasinglybaffling social difficulties with both women and work, eventually leading himto near ruin when he’s hired to ghostwrite a young adult novel. Henry’sintegrity and entire fortune are on the line, and no one is sure if he canrescue either.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I raced through Michael Dahlie’s The Best of Youth, which tumbles headlong through the calamities of a hapless young Brooklynite—it’s funny, moving, and genially moral, a cautionary tale about inherited wealth and a deadpan comic novel about growing up.” Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
“Seriously funny. Intensely human. Reminds us that we can be fallible—even ridiculous—and still manage to find dignity, goodness, and courage deep down inside. I loved this book.” Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook
“Michael Dahlie writes the way Cary Grant used to act, that is, with a seeming effortlessness and grace that is truly maddening to those of us who know how difficult it is. The Best of Youth, his fine new novel, is another infuriating case in point.” Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls
“Dahlie is a wonderful writer, with a keen eye for the ridiculous and a deep affection for his well-intentioned but sometimes clueless protagonist.” Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Dahlie

Author Bio: Michael Dahlie

Michael Dahlie won the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award for his novel A Gentleman’s Guide to Graceful Living, and he received a Whiting Award in 2010. He is currently the Booth Tarkington Writer-in-Residence at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English