The Carlyles: A Novel By Michael Bleicher & Andy Newton
New York Times reporter Harold Carlyle has been on a rocket ride of success. Since publishing an explosive book on the Trump administration’s collusion with Russia, he has become a fixture of primetime cable news. But he soon finds that fame has its challenges. His wife Pattie, a media critic turned NYU lecturer, has grown distant and increasingly paranoid from the scores of death threats her husband’s book has garnered, and his literary agent, a bewitching Eastern European who seems to know everyone, is pressuring him to compete with his paper’s star correspondent for White House gossip. As Harold tries to revive his marriage and secure a paperback run for his book, he and Pattie navigate politics, celebrity, espionage, sexual intrigue, elaborate falsehoods, questionable tech startups, I Love Lucy, Twitter feuds, New Age couples therapy techniques, and antique maritime tools in this satirical farce by the authors of From the Campaign Trail or Thereabouts.
“[A] devastatingly funny book, a towering work of satire and a condemnation of the seedy Trump years and cable news [...] a tremendous and ambitious achievement of a novel.” — Brian Boone, Vulture
“If you read only one book about this fecund, disturbed, malignant, herpetic age in which we now live, make it ‘The Mueller Report.’ And maybe the Constitution? But most definitely ‘The Carlyles.’ Top-notch satire with a corker of a story. I loved it.” — Mike Sacks, Passing on the Right, Stinker Lets Loose, Woodmont College: A Catalog
“[V]ery, very funny [...] insightful and sensitive [...] teeming with unique observations and beautiful prose.” — Gary Almeter, Kissing the Roadkill Back to Life