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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You are at a nightclub talking to a girl with a shaved head. The club is either Heartbreak or the Lizard Lounge. All might become clear if you could just slip into the bathroom and do a little more Bolivian Marching Powder. Then again, it might not. So begins our nameless hero's trawl through the brightly lit streets of Manhattan, sampling all this wonderland has to offer yet suspecting that tomorrow's hangover may be caused by more than simple excess. "Bright Lights, Big City" is an acclaimed classic which marked Jay McInerney as one of the major writers of our time.Review:
`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
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Book Description Flamingo, 1988. Book Condition: Good. New edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP14948074
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