An ambitious young Mexican-American woman compromises her future in a moment of searing humiliation, while a narcissistic action-movie star risks everything in his obsession over an unattainable love, and a young couple escapes their suffocating home and struggles for survival on the fringes of Los Angeles. 350,000 first printing.
James Frey's name become synonymous with deceit and self-aggrandizement after his incredibly bestselling memoir, A MILLION LITTLE PIECES, turned out to be less than credible: many of the events, including Frey's supposed stint in prison, and his involvement in a real-life train crash, turned out to be false. However, in his defense, Frey claims he never intended his tale of harrowing drug use and eventual redemption to be marketed as a memoir, and that he thought of it as an autobiographical novel from the beginning. In BRIGHT SHINY MORNING, his first official novel, Frey turns his attention to the mean streets of Los Angeles, using his hard-hitting and grammatically uncouth prose to conjure a panoply of misfits, junkies, celebrity wannabes, and Hollywood hustlers. The raw energy that drove PIECES remains, and Frey's novel, like most good fiction, creates a powerful emotional connection in its reader, and strives mightily to reveal deep and fundamental truths.
- Fiction + Literature Genres
- May 1, 2008
- May 1, 2008
- James Frey