”So, what do you do?” Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter…But now he’s thirty-five years old and he’s still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he always wanted to be. What does Eric do? He manages. Not like Ike Marcus. Ike was young, good-looking, people liked him. Ask him what he did, he wouldn’t say tending bar. He was going places—until two street kids stepped up to him and Eric on Eldridge Street one night and pulled a gun. At least, that’s Eric’s version.
In Lush Life, Richard Price tears the shiny veneer off the “new” New York to show us the hidden cracks, the underground networks of control and violence beneath the glamour. Lush Life is an X-ray of the street in the age of no broken windows and “quality of life” squads, from a writer whose “tough, gritty brand of social realism…reads like a movie in prose” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
Richard Price is the author of seven novels, including Clockers, Freedomland, and Samaritan. He won a 2007 Edgar Award for his writing on the HBO series The Wire.
Bobby Cannavale won an Emmy Award for his guest appearance on the hit TV show Will & Grace. His other TV credits include Third Watch, Ally McBeal, Law & Order, Oz, and Six Feet Under.
Lush Life was published on March 4, 2008.The Lush Life Audiobook is 2168 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Lush Life includes the following subjects: Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Literary.
The author of Lush Life is Richard Price.
The narrator for the Lush Life Audiobook is Bobby Cannavale.