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Bright Lights, Big City - (Vintage Contemporaries) by Jay McInerney (Paperback)

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Bright Lights, Big City - (Vintage Contemporaries) by  Jay McInerney (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
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About the Book



Jay McInerney's bestselling masterpiece is now a United Artists film starring one of the hottest young actors working today, Michael J. Fox. A Manhattan yuppie seems to have it all: a successful model for a wife, a job at a prestigious magazine, and plenty of wild friends. But the lights go out, and in one week his life takes a drastic plunge downward.



Book Synopsis



With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts. This remarkable novel of youth and New York remains one of the most beloved, imitated, and iconic novels in America.



Review Quotes




"Bright Lights, Big City is a brilliant and moving work--unique, refreshing, imaginatively powerful and authentically conceived."
--The New York Times

"Bright Lights, Big City defined, and even determined, the mood of this whole town."
--Vanity Fair

"Short, sleek and very funny.... Beneath it's surface, though, a heart's cry for a saner, sweeter, more thoughtful and restrained existence."
--Chicago Tribune

"Each generation needs its Manhattan novel, and many ache to write it. But it was McInerney who succeeded."
--The New York Times Book Review



About the Author



Jay McInerney is the author of eight novels, a collection of short stories and three collections of essays on wine. He lives in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.24 Inches (W) x .53 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 182
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Author: Jay McInerney
Language: English
Street Date: August 12, 1984
TCIN: 11831243
UPC: 9780394726410
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-9129
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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