ΓÇ£Goodwillie captures the rapturous soul of a bygone Brooklyn: the songs,the sexthe barsthe youth! And then the churn of relentless changethe broken heartsthe crushing realities. But it is the searing burn of discovery that makes Kings County a true and continual delight.ΓÇ¥ ΓÇöJoshua Ferrisauthor of Then We Came to the End ItΓÇÖs the early 2000s and like generations of ambitious young people before herAudrey Benton arrives in New York City on a bus from nowhere. Broke but resourcefulshe soon finds a home for herself amid the burgeoning music scene in WilliamsburgBrooklyn. But the cityΓÇÖs freedom comes with risksand Audrey makes compromises to survive. As she becomes a minor celebrity in indie rock circlesshe finds an unlikely match in Theo Gorskia shy but idealistic mill-town kid whoΓÇÖs struggling to establish himself in the still-patrician world of books. But then an old acquaintance of AudreyΓÇÖs disappears under mysterious circumstancessparking a series of escalating crises that force the couple to confront a dangerous secret from her past. From the raucous heights of Occupy Wall Street to the comical lows of the publishing industryfrom million-dollar art auctions to Bushwick drug densKings County captures New York City at a moment of cultural reckoning. Grappling with the resonant issues and themes of our timeΓÇösex and violenceart and commercefriendship and familyΓÇöit is an epic coming-of-age tale about loveconsequencesbraveryand fighting for oneΓÇÖs place in an ever-changing world.
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