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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780394726410
ISBN-10: 0394726413
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Pages: 182
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1987
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Jay McInerney

Jay McInerneyis 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."

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