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 Vietnam.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.Jay McInerney details the pattern of adventure and disillusionment that leads Christopher Ransom toward an inevitable reckoning with his fate—in a novel of grand scale and serious implications.
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Jay McInerney is the author of BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, STORY OF MY LIFE, BRIGHTNESS FALLS, THE LAST OF THE SAVAGES, MODEL BEHAVIOUR and HOW IT ENDED. He lives in New York and Nashville.Review:
'Fast and sharp, like a newly synthesised stimulant, racing with high-density vernacular speed -- McInerney seems to have fitted some kind of catalytic converter to American prose' Observer
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