Sweetbitter

Sweetbitter

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2016
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"A lush, thrilling debut--a publishing event already the subject of an article in The New York Times--about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant. "Let's say I was born when I came over the George Washington Bridge ..." This is how we meet unforgettable Tess, the 22-year-old at the heart of this stunning debut. Shot like a bullet from a mundane past, she's come to New York to escape the provincial, to take on her destiny. After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with her as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a "backwaiter," on and off duty. Her appetites are awakened, for food, wine, knowledge and experience; and she's pulled into the thrall of two other servers--a handsome bartender she falls hard for, and an older woman whose connection to both young lovers is murky, sensual, and overpowering. These two will prove to be Tess's hardest lesson of all. Sweetbitter is a story about discovery, enchantment, and the power of what remains after disillusionment"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : Random House Audio, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780399566301
0399566309
9780399566288
0399566287
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: McKenna, Alex 1984-

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JCLMELODYK Sep 28, 2016

This is one of those audiobooks that is so good you invent lunch time errands so you can drive around listening. Alex McKenna is an excellent voice actor. I think back to the young me and I just wanted to get Tess out of there fast but I she had to find out for herself.

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maipenrai
Aug 08, 2016

I wanted to like this book, but I never bonded with the protagonist nor anyone else in the novel. If you don't care what happens to anyone in a story, you should probably give up. I stuck with the book to the bitter end, foolish optimist that I am. I don't think my dislike of the book was based on the age difference, as I read many books involving young people. I only saw self-involved, drug / alcohol users who seemed to learn nothing better in the story than how to fold napkins. I always wonder at the end of a book like this what the purpose of the author was... Usually someone finds enlightenment / self-discovery / meaningful relationships.... something that demonstrates why a book is written. Could find none of the above. Terrible, self-indulgent waste of time. Bookwoman & AbbyTabby

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