By Anthony Bourdain
Bestselling writer Tony Bourdain is again with a brand new novel, his first fiction because the groundbreaking good fortune of Kitchen Confidential.
Bobby Gold is a loveable felony. After doing ten years within the clinker, he is out and prepared for paintings. With no longer even an try to play it immediately, he is again to breaking bones for tricky men. His turf: the membership scene and eating place racket. it is not that he enjoys the job-Bobby has genuine heart-but he is solid at it and a man has to make a dwelling. issues switch whilst he meets Nikki, the prepare dinner at a membership most likely no longer in his territory. Smitten, he cannot remain away. Bobby Gold had recognized hassle sooner than, yet with Nikki the sauté complain in his existence, issues take a flip for all times or loss of life.
Inspired via Fitzgerald's Pat pastime tales, The Bobby Gold Stories is a gem of a unique that includes the easiest of Bourdain's paintings. fanatics will realize the gangster riffs of Bone within the Throat, the antics of the horny legal couple of long past Bamboo, and the intense eating place scenes from Kitchen Confidential. Distilled right into a speedy and livid, pitch-perfect tale of nutrition, intercourse, crimes and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is certain to develop into a latest classic.
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There has been loads. There wasn't presupposed to be that a lot. i am apprehensive. I admit it. i am frightened. " "Fuck them. they're idiots. they are going to by no means discover so long as we do not inform them. " "I'm frightened approximately Bobby. i do not wish him to lose his activity. " "Bobby!? Bobby!! That safety goon? Fuck him! he is not a cook dinner! he isn't one among us! What do you care approximately that asshole? Are you fucking that man? " "Yes," says Nikki. "Yes. i am fucking that man. i have been fucking that man for months! " "I cannot think this! " shrieks Lenny. "You're doing the top of fucking security?! " His palms trembling, Lenny takes a pull on a lager, lacking his mouth and slobbering on his chin. "You're unlikely to inform him whatever? you are not that silly. " "I will not say anything," says Nikki. "You greater now not! " Lenny thinks approximately this for it slow. "In truth . . . in truth . . . if it appears like he is getting with reference to figuring whatever out — you higher inform me. you'll inform me, correct? " Nikki waves him away, brushing aside the chance. "I imagine you want to malicious program out this night, Lenny. you could have the cash. ok . . . might be i will continue a few . . . yet you could have so much of it. visit fucking Florida or anything. yet you have to cross. that is some huge cash there. you need to be advantageous. " "What are humans gonna say, I disappear the day they locate someone cracked the fucking secure? they are going to be aware of! " "We did not imagine this out too solid, did we? " "What do you suggest? follow the plan. We persist with the plan. that is what we must always do! " "The plan? there has been no plan, Lenny. you recognize what my fucking plan was once? you know the way silly i'm? My plan was once to take the cash and get out of the fucking enterprise for your time and perhaps lease a pleasant position someplace the place there is water and perhaps a seashore and purchase a few outfits and a television and prefer . . . stay like a standard individual for your time. That used to be what my plan used to be, Lenny. you recognize . . . a pleasant boyfriend . . . gap up at the back of a few white wood fucking fence with a backyard and prefer, reside like a customary individual. you recognize . . . he is going to love . . . paintings . . . anywhere that's . . . and that i putter round the apartment. I order shit outta catalogs . . . make myself a noon martini . . . watch cleaning soap operas . . . prepare dinner, like, tuna noodle casserole. Friday nights he comes domestic, we dress up, exit to dinner and perhaps a film — and then we cross domestic and he throws me on an important four-poster mattress and fucks me until eventually my nostril bleeds. " "Are you fucking kidding me? Are you nuts? i believe like . . . it is like Invasion of the physique Snatchers!! what's with you? My fucking accomplice goes Suzy Homemaker on me? What the fuck!? " "I constantly desired to putter," says Nikki, glumly, no longer taking a look at Lenny whilst she says it. "Putter? you must putter? " "You recognize. Do common shit. no matter what it truly is humans do. you recognize. whilst they don't seem to be like us. " "This is great," says Lenny, arriving from the bar with a Jager shot and beers. "This is superb. i do not even recognize you anymore. you could not a acknowledged this earlier than? you are going out with the pinnacle a fuckin' safeguard . . . you were given a few weird-ass thought you are gonna become a few kinda suburban housewife or a few shit.