Kings County

Kings County

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A Brooklyn love story, set to music.

"Kings County crystallizes how it feels to be young and in love in New York City." --Stephanie Danler

"A true and continual delight...Goodwillie captures the rapturous soul of a bygone Brooklyn." --Joshua Ferris

It's the early 2000s and like generations of ambitious young people before her, Audrey Benton arrives in New York City on a bus from nowhere. Broke but resourceful, she soon finds a home for herself amid the burgeoning music scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. But the city's freedom comes with risks, and Audrey makes compromises to survive. As she becomes a minor celebrity in indie rock circles, she finds an unlikely match in Theo Gorski, a shy but idealistic mill-town kid who's struggling to establish himself in the still-patrician world of books. But then an old acquaintance of Audrey's disappears under mysterious circumstances, sparking 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 industry, from million-dollar art auctions to Bushwick drug dens, Kings County captures New York City at a moment of cultural reckoning. Grappling with the resonant issues and themes of our time--sex and violence, art and commerce, friendship and family--it is an epic coming-of-age tale about love, consequences, bravery, and fighting for one's place in an ever-changing world.

Book information

ISBN: 9781501192135
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
Language: English
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 456g
Height: 236mm
Width: 168mm
Spine width: 18mm