Authors > Jay McInerney

Bright Lights, Big City

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.

Year: 1984
Genre: 1980s


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. Increasingly, Ransom and his circle are threatened, by everything they thought they had left behind, in a sequence of events whose consequences Ransom can forestall but cannot change.

Year: 1985
Genre: 1970sExile



Year TitleGenres & Tags

1984Bright Lights, Big City1980s, New York City
1988Story of My Life1980sComing of Age
1997The Last of the Savages1960s1970s


Short Story Collections

Year TitleGenres & Tags

2009How It EndedDomestic Suspense


SERIES: Calloway Trilogy

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

19921Brightness Falls1980sDomestic SuspenseFamily Drama
20062The Good LifeDomestic SuspenseFamily Drama, Sept11
20163Bright, Precious DaysDomestic SuspenseFamily Drama