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Bright Shiny Morning

Frey, James

Published by HarperCollins, New York, 2008
ISBN 10: 0061573132 / ISBN 13: 9780061573132
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Title: Bright Shiny Morning

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line.Somewhat enigmatically inscribed, and then very boldly signed, by the controversial author and debut novelist (or not), in black marker all over the title page: "Marcia-- / Tell my mother what a nice girl I am, I try to stop but I just can't help myself. / James Frey." Is that a confession? And who's Marcia? Bound in white paper covered boards with a silver-lettered spine. Book is tight and unmarked; spine slant; corners sharp, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $26.95); Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002658

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One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel?a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original.

Dozens of characters pass across the reader's sight lines?some never to be seen again?but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives: a bright, ambitious young Mexican-American woman who allows her future to be undone by a moment of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic action-movie star whose passion for the unattainable object of his affection nearly destroys him; a couple, both nineteen years old, who flee their suffocating hometown and struggle to survive on the fringes of the great city; and an aging Venice Beach alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when a meth-addled teenage girl shows up half-dead outside the restroom he calls home.

Throughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that, taken as a whole, describe a city, a culture, and an age. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.

About the Author:

James Frey is originally from Cleveland. All four of his books, A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard, Bright Shiny Morning, and The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, were international bestsellers.

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