The Château by Paul Goldberg audiobook

The Château: A Novel

By Paul Goldberg
Read by Neil Hellegers

Tantor Audio 9781250116093
10.98 Hours 1
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It is January 2017 and Bill has hit rock bottom. Yesterday, he was William M. Katzenelenbogen, successful science reporter at the Washington Post. But things have taken a turn. Fired from his job, aimless, with exactly $1,219.37 in his checking account, he learns that his college roommate, a plastic surgeon known far and wide as the "Butt God of Miami Beach," has fallen to his death under salacious circumstances. With nothing to lose, Bill boards a flight for Florida's Gold Coast, ready to begin his own investigation—a last ditch attempt to revive his career. There's just one catch: Bill's father, Melsor. Melsor Yakovlevich Katzenelenbogen—poet, literary scholar, political dissident, small-time-crook—is angling for control of the condo board at the Château Sedan Neuve, a crumbling high-rise in Hollywood, Florida, populated mostly by Russian Jewish immigrants. The current board is filled with fraudsters levying "special assessments" on residents, and Melsor will use any means necessary to win the board election. And who better to help him than his estranged son?

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It is January 2017 and Bill has hit rock bottom. Yesterday, he was William M. Katzenelenbogen, successful science reporter at the Washington Post. But things have taken a turn. Fired from his job, aimless, with exactly $1,219.37 in his checking account, he learns that his college roommate, a plastic surgeon known far and wide as the "Butt God of Miami Beach," has fallen to his death under salacious circumstances. With nothing to lose, Bill boards a flight for Florida's Gold Coast, ready to begin his own investigation—a last ditch attempt to revive his career.

There's just one catch: Bill's father, Melsor.

Melsor Yakovlevich Katzenelenbogen—poet, literary scholar, political dissident, small-time-crook—is angling for control of the condo board at the Château Sedan Neuve, a crumbling high-rise in Hollywood, Florida, populated mostly by Russian Jewish immigrants. The current board is filled with fraudsters levying "special assessments" on residents, and Melsor will use any means necessary to win the board election. And who better to help him than his estranged son?

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Editorial Reviews

Neil Hellengers [gives] added authenticity to the characters. His delivery keeps the plot moving, with the listener never quite sure what's coming next. AudioFile
“A salty, witty, tragic comedy…This satire provides sharp commentary on American society as well as an affecting story of old people with nowhere to go and no way to get there.” Publishers Weekly
“A master of dark, cutting humor, restless and allusive, Goldberg turns the Château, its Lexus-driving Russians, and a nearly ninety-year-old American WWII veteran who drunkenly shoots at the ocean with his machine gun every night into a mad metaphor for Trump’s America…. Following up his acclaimed debut, The Yid, Goldberg confirms his status as one of Jewish fiction’s liveliest new voices, walking in the shoes of such deadpan provocateurs as Mordecai Richler and Stanley Elkin.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Paul Goldberg

Author Bio: Paul Goldberg

Paul Goldberg is a finalist for both the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the National Jewish Book Award’s Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction. As a reporter, Goldberg has written two books about the Soviet human rights movement. He is the editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter, a publication focused on the business and politics of cancer. He lives in Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 10.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English