Authors > Jay McInerney

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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

Jan 13, 1955 --
Author, Screenwriter, Journalist

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Stand Alone Novels

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-- -- -- --1984Bright Lights, Big Cityby Jay McInerney1980s, New York City
-- -- -- --1985Ransomby Jay McInerney1970sExile
-- -- -- --1988Story of My Lifeby Jay McInerney1980sComing of Age
-- -- -- --1997The Last of the Savagesby Jay McInerney1960s1970s


SERIES: Calloway Trilogy

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-- -- -- --19921Brightness Falls 1980sDomestic SuspenseFamily Drama
-- -- -- --20062The Good Life Domestic SuspenseFamily Drama, Sept11
-- -- -- --20163Bright, Precious Days Domestic SuspenseFamily Drama


Short Story Collections

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-- -- -- --2009How It EndedDomestic Suspense