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.
- ISBN-13: 9781501192135
- ISBN-10: 1501192132
- Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
- Publish Date: July 2020
- Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.6 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds
- Page Count: 432