The Fall of Princes
A NovelBook - 2015
In the spellbinding new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Goolrick, 1980s Manhattan shimmers like the mirage it was, as money, power, and invincibility seduce a group of young Wall Street turks. Together they reach the pinnacle, achieving the kind of wealth that grants them access to anything—and anyone—they want. Until, one by one, they fall.
With the literary chops of Bonfire of the Vanities and the dizzying decadence of The Wolf of Wall Street, The Fall of Princes takes readers into a world of hedonistic highs and devastating lows, weaving a visceral tale about the lives of these young men, winners all . . . until someone changes the rules of the game. Goolrick paints an authentic portrait of an era, tense and stylish, perfectly mixing adrenaline and melancholy.
Stunning in its acute observations about great wealth and its absence, and deeply moving in its depiction of the ways in which these men learn to cope with both extremes, the novel travels from New York to Paris to Los Angeles to Italy to Las Vegas to London on a journey that is as seductive as it is starkly revealing, a true tour de force.
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Carmela once asked me, "What is it you really want?"
I shouted at her: "I want to be completely loved and completely left alone." p 262.
Simiar quote used twice in book. Once from Holly to Rooney, once from Rooney to Carmela: "I'm telling you this because the greatest sin is to love somebody and not to tell your love. If you stay silent, they don't know, when they walk down the street or into a room full of strangers, that they are loved. You are loved, and that can never be taken from you. It's not much. It's all I have. Maybe it's enough." p 289.
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