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Bright Lights Big City : Vintage Contemporaries - Jay McInerney

Bright Lights Big City

Vintage Contemporaries

Paperback Published: 1st December 1987
ISBN: 9780394726410
Number Of Pages: 182

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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.

"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

It's Six A.M. Do You Know Where You Are?p. 1
The Department of Factual Verificationp. 11
The Utility of Fictionp. 36
A Womb With a Viewp. 54
Les Jeux Sont Faitsp. 69
Coma Baby Lives!p. 80
Pygmies, Ferrets and Dog Chowp. 99
O Couture!p. 119
Linguine and Sympathyp. 128
Sometimes a Vague Notionp. 145
The Night Shiftp. 160
How It's Goingp. 170
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ISBN: 9780394726410
ISBN-10: 0394726413
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 1st December 1987
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.5  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1

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