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“A heart-wrenching, beautiful, darkly comic, deeply necessary tale that stuns again and againwith razor-sharp prose and glittering wit.” —Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife

“A dark, intoxicating morality tale . . . A world of excess and decadence and the price paid by some—but by no means all . . . Seductive and provocative.” —Garth Stein, author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain

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. Until, one by one, they fall. The Fall of Princes takes readers on a journey that is both starkly revealing and dazzlingly entertaining.

“Each chapter is haunting and compulsively readable, written in a bold, brash voice that aims for over-the-top and miraculously sticks the landing.” —Entertainment Weekly

“While [Goolrick] describes a way of life that may never be possible again, he also manages to convey its beautiful, tragic appeal in an unforgettable rush of prose . . . Irresistible, bittersweet.” —The Boston Globe

“Compelling, wholly seductive.” —Booklist       

“Brilliantly well done.” —New York Daily News

“A vivid writer with a penchant for electric scenes.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“While The Fall of Princes patrols territory marked by Tom Wolfe,Jay McInerney and Michael Lewis, Goolrick writes with an immediacyand precision that make this world feel as if it is all his own . . . Painfully beautiful.”  —The Washington Post

Praise

“[E]ach chapter is haunting and compulsively readable, written in a bold, brash voice that aims for over-the-top and miraculously sticks the landing. Grade: A-“ — Entertainment Weekly
 
“[E]legiac. . . While 'The Fall of Princes' patrols territory marked by Tom Wolfe, Jay McInerney and Michael Lewis, Goolrick writes with an immediacy and precision that make this world feel as if it is all his own. He is greatly aided in this by a finely tuned sense of bleak humor.” The Washington Post
 
"[W]hile [Goolrick] describes a way of life that may never be possible again, he also manages to convey its beautiful, tragic appeal in an unforgettable rush of prose. . .  In a raw and breathless first-person voice, he shows us a lifestyle that has been written about before by writers from Tom Wolfe to Bret Easton Ellis and Jay McInerney. And while Goolrick’s Rooney can’t say much new about the money, he is baldly upfront about the kind of people he and his colleagues were. . . He is unlikable in the extreme, 'hungry to turn the deal that would cheat a fellow worker and a friend out of a lousy thousand bucks.' But if he is honest about his avarice, he also clearly depicts the appeal of his hedonistic lifestyle, an immersion in “beauty and insatiability” that rivals ancient Rome. The combination is irresistible, bittersweet. Compelling as well is the underlying mystery of the book.” The Boston Globe

Meet the author

Photo Credit: Leigh Ledare

In addition to his most recent novel, The Fall of Princes, Robert Goolrick is the author of three other books: The End of the World as We Know It, a memoir; his first novel, A Reliable Wife, with sales of more than 1 million copies; and his second novel, Heading Out to Wonderful. He lives in Virginia.