One Fifth Avenue Book ô 441 pages × Candace bushnell

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One Fifth Avenue Book ô 441 pages × Candace bushnell × ➹ [Download] ➵ One Fifth Avenue By Candace Bushnell ➼ – From one of the most consistently astute and engaging social commentators of our day comes another look at the tough and tender women of New York City thiReads as if sexual politics real estate theft and fortunes lost in a day have never happened before From Sex and the City through four successive novels Bushnell has revealed a gift for tapping into the zeitgeist of any New York minute and as one critic put it staying uncannily just the slightest bit ahead of the curve And with each book she has deepened her range but with a light touch that makes her complex literary accomplishments look easy Her stories progress so nimbly and ring so true that it can seem as if anyone might write them when in fact no one writes novels uite like Candace Bushnell Fortunately for us with One Fifth Avenue she has done it agai In an Art Deco building in one of Manhattan’s oldest and most hip neighborhoods a conclave of fictional Manhattanites reside; they are a mix of old and new money a power hungry and socially eager group that will do almost anything to maintain their residences – and hence their social positions – in this piece of real estate that represents so much to each of them Thus begins the tale of One Fifth AvenueFirst we meet some of the elder residents – those who have the respect of the others We meet Louise Houghton who has been in the building for than thirty years – and is nearly 100 years old – who occupies the penthouse apartment that hovers like three tiers on a wedding cake above all the others Then we see Enid Merle whose apartment on the thirteenth floor is the best after the penthouse of course and is next to her nephew Philip Oakland a writer She too is elderlyLouise and Enid are the historians for the place and know “where all the bodies are buried”Schiffer Diamond an actress has primarily lived in LA for the past several years but after obtaining a part in a TV series she returns to her small unit at One Fifth Avenue Billy Litchfield resides on lower Fifth Avenue and has little money However he acts as a kind of concierge to the very rich and thus has entrée into the soirees and special events attended by the very rich He is in and out of One Fifth Avenue mixing with the residents as if he belongsOn the very bottom floor Mindy and James Gooch reside with their 13 year old computer whiz of a son Theirs is a cramped unit with a series of box like rooms – they were formerly luggage space – but Mindy Gooch is the head of the board for the cooperative apartment building She wields some power in enforcing the rules and keeping out the unsavory potential residents But the residents shun her and exclude her from the social eventsWhen Louise Houghton dies unexpectedly – strangely put since she is so old but everyone expected her to live forever – her prime penthouse apartment is “up for grabs”Enter Paul and Annalisa Rich the new rich – he is a hedge fund billionaire and she a former attorney – and drama beginsWhen the Rices buy the penthouse for 20 million they are welcomed – at first Then a series of events coupled with Paul Rice’s arrogant and paranoid behavior lead to a warring of various factions until in the end everyone wants Paul out He on the other hand with hismoney greed and power hopes to eliminate the othersMixed with various romances and the sexually charged liaisons of the characters we have a dramatic tale of power and lust gone madWhat will happen to ultimately tip the balance of power and who will end up reigning? What sabotage will finally lead to tragedy and who will end up paying the highest price?These characters richly drawn and compelling remind us of Bushnell’s other works – Sex and the City and Lipstick Jungle – and their antics kept me turning the pages eagerly until the final act

Mobi ✓ One Fifth Avenue ✓ Candace Bushnell

Refugee from LA each person's game plan for a rich life comes together under the soaring roof of this landmark building Acutely observed and mercilessly witty One Fifth Avenue is a modern day story of old and new money that same combustible mix that Edith Wharton mastered in her novels about New York's Gilded Age and F Scott Fitzgerald illuminated in his Jazz Age tales Many decades later Bushnell's New Yorkers suffer the same passions as those fictional Manhattanites from eras past They thirst for power for social prominence and for marriages that are successful at least to the public eye But Bushnell is an original and One Fifth Avenue is so fresh that it This book made me grateful that I do not lead a life like the one it portrayed I feel like the upper class lifestyle that Bushnell describes is too superficial and artificial for me to really appreciate it I am baffled that there are people that actually live their lives in such a supercilious manner towards others just because they have money I am also baffled that people can actually spend that much money on objects and luxuries I am not sure which character I despised Lola or Paul Rice Lola was not only the most self centered spoiled and self righteous person I've ever heard of but she never changed for the better Paul on the other hand became so consumed by money and power that he turned into a cruel ruthless individual As some consolation for their remorseless behavior I think they both got what they deserved in the end My favorite character was Annalisa Rice because she had the most compassion for others The book provided some entertainment but I never felt satisfied or happy when putting the book down; instead I felt sad for the human race and discouraged by how obsessed and materialistic we have become

Candace Bushnell ✓ One Fifth Avenue Epub

One Fifth AvenueFrom one of the most consistently astute and engaging social commentators of our day comes another look at the tough and tender women of New York City this time through the lens of where they live One Fifth Avenue the Art Deco beauty towering over one of Manhattan's oldest and most historically hip neighborhoods is a one of a kind address the sort of building you have to earn your way into one way or another For the women in Candace Bushnell's new novel One Fifth Avenue this edifice is essential to the lives they've carefully established or hope to establish From the hedge fund king's wife to the aging gossip columnist to the free spirited actress a recent I don't care what you think I liked it