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Bright Shiny Morning - James Frey

Bright Shiny Morning


Published: 1st May 2009
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A bold and dazzling story from the controversial creator of A Million Little Pieces.

Welcome to LA. City of contradictions. It is home to movie stars and down-and-outs. Palm-lined beaches and gridlock. Shopping sprees and gun sprees. Bright Shiny Morning takes a wild ride through the ultimate metropolis, where glittering excess rubs shoulders with seedy depravity. Frey s trademark filmic snapshots zoom in on the parallel lives of diverse characters, bringing their egos and ideals, hopes and despairs, anxieties and absurdities vividly to life.

Some suffer, like the otherworldly wino who tries to save a spoilt teenage runaway. Others gain, like the canny talent agent who turns sexual harassment to blackmailing advantage. Some are loaded, or grounded, and have luck on their side. Others, like the countless actresses-turned-hookers, or schoolboys-turned-gangsters, are doomed.

About the Author

James Frey is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He is married and lives in New York.

'Totally addictive' - Time Out Sydney

'Anyone who relishes challenging and often mind-bending modern storytelling will be unable to resist losing themselves with abandon i n Bright Shiny Morning.' - Daily Telegraph

'Compelling' - AGE

An absolute triumph of a novel. In fact it's so good that it makes Frey's real-life resurrection from crooked biographer to great American novelist far more impressive . . . Frey, a natural novelist to his fingertips, hits the deeper truths with this honest, vibrant and tender portrait of Los Angeles and the American dream . . . It can be no exaggeration to say that Bright Shiny Morning amounts to the literary comeback of the decade . . . James Frey is probably one of the finest and most important writers to have emerged in recent years - Irvine Welsh, Guardian

He turns clich?s into characters robust enough to carry this 500-page Californian odyssey - Guardian

A sparkling narrative, which doesn't shrink from exposing the city's seamier side but ultimately is a huge celebration - Daily Mail

Frey writes with pace and energy - Times Literary Supplement

A compulsive piece of popular fiction . . . He's an excellent entertainer . . . Frey can tell a story and has a fine eye for the variegated economic milieux in which his characters travel. So what if, by the end, you come away thinking the novel superficial and lacking in original i

James Frey

James Frey is the author of a million little pieces and my friend leonard. After battling with alcohol addiction and spending time in rehab, he wrote a million little pieces which was published in 2003 in America and the following year in the UK to critical acclaim. He wrote the sequel, my friend leonard about life after rehab, which was published in 2005 in the US and the year after in the UK.

James Frey now lives in New York with his wife, daughter and dog. He is still writing. Most recently he has published bright shiny morning, and his new book the final testament of the holy bible will publish on 12 April and is available for pre-order now.

James Frey also writes under the name of Pittacus Lore

Visit James Frey's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9781848540477
ISBN-10: 1848540477
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 1st May 2009
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1