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Very Nice
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Very Nice

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Very Nice

“This was the perfect summer book -- easy prose and engaging storytelling with more than a hint of biting satire. Highly recommended for anyone with experience of the MFA or New York literature culture. Also, one of the best final sentences I have ever read. ”

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Description

A brilliantly funny novel of money, sex, race, and bad behavior in the post-Obama era, featuring a wealthy Connecticut divorcée, her college-age daughter, and the famous novelist who is seduced by them both.

Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor, but with his long eyelashes, his silky hair, and the sad, beautiful life he laid bare on Twitter, she does, and the kiss is very nice. Zahid Azzam never planned to become a houseguest in his student's sprawling Connecticut home, but with the sparkling swimming pool, the endless supply of Whole Foods strawberries, and Rachel's beautiful mother, he does, and the home is very nice. Becca Klein never thought she'd have a love affair so soon after her divorce, but when her daughter's professor walks into her home, bringing with him an apricot standard poodle named Princess, she does, and the affair is...a very bad idea.

Zigzagging between the rarefied circles of Manhattan investment banking, the achingly self-serious MFA programs of the Midwest, and the private bedrooms of Connecticut, Very Nice is an audacious, addictive, and wickedly smart take on the way we live now.


Audiobook Cast of Narrators:
Rachel, read by Emily Lawrence
Zahid, read by Vikas Adam
Becca, read by Cassandra Campbell
Khloe, read by January LaVoy
Jonathan, read by Johnathan McClain


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