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Bright Lights, Big City

McInerney, Jay

ISBN 10: 0394726413 / ISBN 13: 9780394726410
Published by Vintage, 1984
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0394726413 Author's first book. A Vintage Contemporaries paperback original. Bookseller Inventory # 013250

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Title: Bright Lights, Big City

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Issued without a dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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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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The tragicomedy of a young man in NYC, struggling with the reality of his mother's death, alienation and the seductive pull of drugs.

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