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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`A rambunctious, deadly funny novel that goes for the right mark -
the human heart' -- Raymond Carver
`McInerney earns his place in literary history with Bright Lights,
Big City, the comic morality tale' -- Guardian
`Probably the best book ever written about being young, about
doing drugs and about music' -- Tony Parsons, Daily Express
`The seminal novel of the 1980s'
-- New York Times
Hailed as one of the classic New York novels of the 80s,
alongside Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis, Slaves of New York by Tama
Janowitz and The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolff
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Book Description Flamingo, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006543375