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The Fall of Princes: A Novel

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by Robert Goolrick
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The Fall of Princes: A Novel by Robert Goolrick

"When you strike a match, it burns brighter in the first nanosecond than it will ever burn again. That first incandescence. That instantaneous and brilliant flash. The year was 1980, and I was the match, and that was the year I struck into blinding flame."

New York City. The 1980s. Young men, princes all. Too much money. Too much freedom. They thought it would never end.

In The Fall of Princes, bestselling author Robert Goolrick brings to vivid life a world of excess and self-indulgence, where limousines waited for hours outside Manhattan's newest trendy club or the latest dining hot spot. Where drugs were bountiful and not refused. Where no price was too high and flesh was always on offer. Where a quick trip to Europe or a weekend on the coast or a fabulous Hamptons beach house were just part of what was expected. When the money just kept coming, and coming, and coming . . . until it didn't.

Looking back on a Wall Street career that began with great success and ended with a precipitous crash, Rooney tells the story of how he and a group of other young turks made it to the top in the financial world and then, one by one, took a fall. For some, it was tragic; for others, it was the simple but bruising act of yielding to a life of mediocrity. For Rooney, however, it became a lifelong struggle to maintain a sense of dignity and to cling to the illusion of the life he once led.

Stunning in its acute observations about great wealth and its absence, and deeply moving in its depiction of the ways in which these young men learn to cope with both extremes, The Fall of Princes takes readers on a journey that is both starkly revealing and dazzlingly entertaining, a true tour de force.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 304
Size: 1.2 MB
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781616205386 (DRM-EPUB)

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Fiction > Literary
Fiction > Gay
Fiction > Psychological

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Fiction > Historical
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs
Nonfiction > History > United States > 20th Century
Nonfiction > Family & Relationships > Abuse
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Fiction > Gay
Fiction > Psychological

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