Bright, Precious Days
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Bright, Precious Days


  • Author: Jay McInerney
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 2306200 Bytes


From the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City: a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story--a literary and commercial triumph of the highest order.  Even decades after their arrival, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they’re living the dream that drew them to New York City in the first place: book parties or art openings one night and high-society events the next; jobs they care about (and in fact love); twin children whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in TriBeCa and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a fiendish cost. Russell, an independent publisher, has superb cultural credentials yet minimal cash flow; as he navigates a business that requires, beyond astute literary judgment, constant finan...

Summary & Study Guide

Summary & Study Guide


  • Author: BookRags.com
  • Release Date : 2017-10-23
  • Genre: Reference
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This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion....

Bright  Precious Days
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Bright Precious Days


  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101948019


Bright Precious Days Book Description :

From the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City: a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story--a literary and commercial triumph of the highest order. Even decades after their arrival, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they’re living the dream that drew them to New York City in the first place: book parties or art openings one night and high-society events the next; jobs they care about (and in fact love); twin children whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in TriBeCa and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a fiendish cost. Russell, an independent publisher, has superb cultural credentials yet minimal cash flow; as he navigates a business that requires, beyond astute literary judgment, constant financial i...

Bright  Precious Days
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Bright Precious Days


  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101972267


Bright Precious Days Book Description :

Russell and Corrine Calloway seem to be living the New York dream. Then Corrine's world is turned upside down when the man with whom she'd had an ill-fated affair in the wake of 9/11 suddenly reappears. As the novel unfolds across a period of stupendous change, the Calloways will find themselves and their marriage tested more severely than they ever could have anticipated. Print run 75,000....

Brightness Falls
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Brightness Falls


  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-03-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408854471


Brightness Falls Book Description :

Corrine Calloway is a young stockbroker on Wall Street, her husband Russell an underpaid but ambitious publishing editor. The happily married couple head into New York's 1980s gold rush where prospects and money seem to be flying everywhere, and the best and the brightest vie with the worst and most craven for riches, fame and the love of beautiful people. But the Calloways soon find out that what goes up must come crashing down, both on Wall Street and at home. Brightness Falls captures lives-in-the-making: men and women confronting their sudden middle-age with wit and low behaviour, fear and confusion, and, just occasionally, a little honesty and decency....

The Good Life
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

The Good Life


  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2006-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307264696


The Good Life Book Description :

In this bestselling novel, the author of Bright Lights, Big City unveils a story of love, family, conflicting desires, and catastrophic loss in a powerfully searing work of fiction. Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are wonderstruck by young twins whose provenance is nothing less than miraculous. Several miles uptown and perched near the top of the Upper East Side’s social register, Luke McGavock has postponed his accumulation of wealth in an attempt to recover the sense of purpose now lacking in a life that often gives him pause. But on a September morning, brightness falls horribly from the sky, and people worlds apart suddenly find themselves working side by side at the...

The Last of the Savages
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Last of the Savages


  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-08-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763235


The Last of the Savages Book Description :

From the bestselling author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls comes a chronicle of a generation, as enacted by two men who represent all the passions and extremes of the class of 1969. Patrick Keane and Will Savage meet at prep school at the beginning of the explosive '60s. Over the next 30 years, they remain friends even as they pursue radically divergent destinies--and harbor secrets that defy rebellion and conformity. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Bright Lights  Big City

Bright Lights Big City


  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408854518


Bright Lights Big City Book Description :

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....

The Story of My Life
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Story of My Life


  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408854501


The Story of My Life Book Description :

It is party time in eighties Manhattan. Smart, sassy and cynical, Alison lives for the moment. Her life is a carnival of gossip and midnight sessions of Truth or Dare, and her cocaine-bashing friends and flirting flatmates all crave satiation. Young and beautiful, hip and indulgent, sex-crazed and alcohol-fuelled, Alison can neither pay her fees for drama school nor track down her indifferent father. She juggles rent money with abortion fees, lingering lovers with current conquests and is the despair of her gynaecologist. She's fallen deeply in lust with Dean, although that nasty present Skip Pendleton left her with hasn't yet cleared up. Story of her life right? But in a world of no consequences, Alison is heading for a meltdown....

Bright Precious Thing

Bright Precious Thing


  • Author : Gail Caldwell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525510062


Bright Precious Thing Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Take the Long Way Home comes a moving memoir about how the women’s movement revolutionized and saved her life, from the 1960s to the #MeToo era. In a voice as candid as it is evocative, Gail Caldwell traces a path from her west Texas girlhood through her emergence as a young daredevil, then as a feminist—a journey that reflected seismic shifts in the culture itself. Caldwell’s travels took her to California and Mexico and dark country roads, and the dangers she encountered were rivaled only by the personal demons she faced. Bright Precious Thing is the captivating story of a woman’s odyssey, her search for adventure giving way to something more profound: the evolution of a writer and a wom...

Ransom
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

Ransom


  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-08-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763259


Ransom Book Description :

Ransom, Jay McInerney's second novel, belongs to the distinguished tradition of novels about exile. Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and simplicity he could not find at home, and tries to exorcise the terror he encountered earlier in his travels—a blur of violence and death at the Khyber Pass.Ransom has managed to regain control, chiefly through the rigors of karate. Supporting himself by teaching English to eager Japanese businessmen, he finds company with impresario Miles Ryder and fellow expatriates whose headquarters is Buffalo Rome, a blues-bar that satisfies the hearty local appetite for Americana and accommodates the drifters pouring through Asia in the years immediately after the fall of Vietn...

The Last Bachelor
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Last Bachelor


  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408854730


The Last Bachelor Book Description :

In true McInerney style, this new collection of stories examines post 9/11 America in all its dark and morally complex glory. His characters include a young woman holed up in a remote cabin while her (married) boyfriend campaigns for the highest of all offices, a couple whose sexual experiments cross every line imaginable, a young socialite called home to nurse her mother and an older one scheming for her next husband. From the streets of downtown New York during the 2003 anti-war march and the lavish hotel rooms of the wealthy social elite, to a husband and wife who share a marital bed with a pot-bellied pig, the people in these stories search for meaning while struggling against each other, colliding as the old world around them fractures and disso...