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The Good Life By Jay McInerney

The Good Life by Jay McInerney

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Summary

Ten years on from Brightness Falls, Russell is still a literary editor although in a diminished capacity. Across town, Luke, a wealthy ex-investment banker, is taking a sabbatical from making money, struggling to reconnect with his socially resplendent wife. These two Manhattan families are teetering on the brink of change when 9/11 happens.

The Good Life Summary

The Good Life by Jay McInerney

Ten years on from Brightness Falls, Russell Calloway is still a literary editor although in a diminished capacity; his wife, Corrine, has sacrificed her career to watch anxiously over their children. Across town Luke McGavock, a wealthy ex-investment banker, is taking a sabbatical from making money, struggling to reconnect with his socially resplendent wife, Sasha, and their angst-ridden teenage daughter, Ashley. These two Manhattan families are teetering on the brink of change when 9/11 happens. The "Good Life" explores through the lens of catastrophe that territory between hope and despair, love and loss, regret and fulfilment. But, ultimately, this is Jay McInerney doing what he does best, presenting us with the life of New York City in all its moral complexity.

The Good Life Reviews

'This story is a simple one, but McInerney delivers it with grace and wit. He does what a good novelist should: he takes an abstract idea and gives it life' Alain de Botton 'The subject of The Good Life is the cataclysm of 9/11, and McInerney lays claim to it with the authority and conviction of a native master ... McInerney here joins a small number of dissident novelists, headed by Norman Mailer, who change the way we look at American history' Sunday Telegraph 'While those who read and fell in love with Brightness Falls all those years ago will devour The Good Life with relish, this is something which will appeal to those who have never read him before' Irish Independent 'Moving, thoughtful and altogether surprising in its portrayal of passion thwarted by circumstance, of all the 9/11 books this is possibly the only one that will pass the test of time' Arena

About Jay McInerney

Jay McInerney is the author of the novels, Bright Lights, Big City, Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, The Last of the Savages and Model Behaviour, as well as one story collection How It Ended. He lives in New York and Nashville.

Additional information

GOR000547417
9780747585817
0747585814
The Good Life by Jay McInerney
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2007-02-05
368
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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