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Bright, Precious Days
Jay McInerney

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'Stylish observation . Suspenseful and well told' Lionel Shriver, Financial Times

'Stylish observation . Suspenseful and well told' Lionel Shriver, Financial Times It is 2008 and Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in the bright lights of New York. Obama and Clinton are fighting for leadership and the collapse of Lehman Brothers looms. Meanwhile, Russell is running his own publishing company, and clinging to their downtown loft; Corrine manages a charity, and is desperate to move somewhere with more space for their twins. Although they try to forget each other's past indiscretions, when Jeff Pierce's posthumous novel gathers a new cult following, the memory of their friend begins to haunt the couple. Then, with devastating timing, Corrine's former lover makes an unexpected reappearance.

Those of us who enjoyed the first two books will find pleasure in receiving news of old friends, especially of their failures and misdeeds.Bright, Precious Days provides plenty of both . McInerney is generous with satirical vignettes of New York excess

Vorwort
'Stylish observation . Suspenseful and well told' Lionel Shriver, Financial Times

Autorentext
Jay McInerney came to prominence in 1984 with his first novel Bright Lights, Big City. He is the author of six further novels: Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, The Last of the Savages, Model Behaviour and The Good Life, two short story collections, and three non-fiction books on wine, one of which was the acclaimed A Hedonist in the Cellar. He writes a wine column for Town and Country and is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the New York Times Book Review and Corriere della Sera. He lives in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, New York. jaymcinerney.com / @JayMcInerney

Klappentext

Stylish observation ... Suspenseful and well told' Lionel Shriver, Financial Times

Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in the bright lights of New York. Theirs is the generation that flew too close to the sun on wings of cocaine - and whose lives changed irrevocably when planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Now, in 2008, Russell runs his own publishing house and Corrine manages a food redistribution programme. He clings to their loft and the illusion of downtown bohemia, while she longs to have more space for their twelve-year-old twins.

Although they try to forget each other's past indiscretions, when Jeff Pierce's posthumous, autobiographical novel garners a new cult following, the memory of their friend begins to haunt the couple, and their marriage feels increasingly unstable. Not helped by the reappearance of Corrine's former lover, Luke McGavock, whose ardour seems no cooler despite having a beautiful new wife in tow.

Acutely observed and brilliantly told, Bright, Precious Days dissects the moral complexities of relationships, while painting a portrait of New York as Obama and Clinton battle for leadership and the collapse of Lehman Brothers looms. A moving, deeply humane novel about the mistakes we make, persistence in struggle and love's ability to adapt and survive, it confirms McInerney as a great chronicler of our times.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Bright, Precious Days
Autor: Jay McInerney
EAN: 9781408876558
ISBN: 1408876558
Format: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 397
Gewicht: 288g
Größe: H198mm x B128mm x T30mm
Jahr: 2017

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