Bowl of Cherries

  • by Millard Kaufman
  • Narrated by Bronson Pinchot
  • 11 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kicked out of Yale at age 14, the precocious Judd Breslau takes a questionable job from the eccentric Phillips Chatterton, a bathrobe-wearing Egyptologist working out of a dilapidated home laboratory.There, he falls for young Valerie Chatterton, who quickly leads Breslau away from his research and into, in order: the attic, a Colorado equestrian ranch, a porn studio beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, and a jail cell in southern Iraq, where we find him awaiting his own execution while the war rages on in the north.Written by a 90-year-old debut novelist, ex-Marine, two-time Oscar nominee, and co-creator of Mr. Magoo, Bowl of Cherries rivals the liveliest comic novels for sheer gleeful inventiveness.This is a book of astounding breadth and sharp consequence, containing all the joy, derangement, terror, and doubt of adolescence and modern times.


What the Critics Say

"[A] bawdy, original coming-of-age tale...shot through with worldly wit and a keen sense of the humor [about] human foibles." (Publishers Weekly)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-18-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.