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Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style by Paul Rudnick
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Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style

A Novel

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Narrator Daniel Henning

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Length 14 hours 18 minutes
Language English
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“A case study in elegant, honest tragicomedy…by the genuinely hilarious Paul Rudnick” (Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author) that follows the decades-long, rule-breaking romance between the son of one of America’s wealthiest families and a middle-class aspiring author.

Devastatingly handsome and insanely rich, Farrell Covington is capable of anything and impossible to resist. He’s a clear-eyed romantic, an aesthete but not a snob, self-indulgent yet wildly generous. As the son of one of the country’s most powerful and deeply conservative families, the world could be his. But when he falls for Nate Reminger, an aspiring writer from a nice Jewish family in Piscataway, New Jersey, the results are passionate and catastrophic.

Together, the two embark on a unique romance that spans half a century. They are inseparable—except for the many years when they are apart. Moving from the ivy-covered bastion of Yale to New York City, Los Angeles, and eventually all over the world, Farrell and Nate experience the tremendous upheaval and social change of the last fifty years. From the freedom of gay life in 1970s Manhattan to the Hollywood closet, the AIDS epidemic, and the profound strides of the LGBTQ+ movement, this witty and moving novel shows how the world changes around us while we’re busy doing other things.

Written with “engaging wit, side-eyed perceptiveness, and barbed elan” (Michael Chabon), this modern classic proves that style has its limits, love does not.

Paul Rudnick is an author, playwright, and screenwriter. His plays have been produced on and off Broadway and include Jeffrey, I Hate Hamlet, Regrets Only, and The New Century. He is the author of seven books, and his writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity FairVogueEsquire, and more. His screenplays include Addams Family ValuesCoastal ElitesIn & OutSister Act, and the film adaptation of Jeffrey. Find out more at PaulRudnick.com.

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"Daniel Henning narrates this story of a decades-long love affair in an over-the-top theatrical manner that is well suited to the dramatic vibe of the story. He depicts a world that is bizarre, glamorous, and tastefully opulent. The writing is witty, explosive, and life affirming. Henning's Farrell is a Midwestern version of an Evelyn Waugh hero; he is clearly gay and very comfortable with who he is. Henning performs the raw, raunchy scenes with the same panache as the tender moments, which are vitally important to the plot. He elicits both tears and laughs as listeners follow Farrell from Yale to his death in his mid-60s." Expand reviews
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