Conjuring up the hedonistic world of 1980s New York — the endless parties, reckless spending, casual sex and drugs — was the easiest part of US writer Robert Goolrick’s latest novel.The former high-flying advertising executive moved to New York as a young man from small town America and lived out what he saw as a dream.In his just published fourth book "The Fall of Princes" — the story of one man’s rise and fall which he describes as "very much an autobiography" — Goolrick revisits that world."I knew these people, I went to these parties, I did the things my generation did which is essentially to waste an entire decade in the pursuit of pleasure," he told AFP ahead of Festival America, a Paris event celebrating writers from North America."Trips to exotic places, clothes we couldn’t afford, drugs that took all of the money we had left over. And always sex, indiscriminate, the seeking of the most pleasure we could find in our bodies," he said.
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