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EAN-139780099285120   EAN-13 barcode 9780099285120
Product NameBright Lights, Big City
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
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SKU9780394726410
Price New5.95 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Width0.58 inches    (convert)
Height7.99 inches    (convert)
Length5.19 inches    (convert)
Weight227 grams    (convert)
AuthorJay Mcinerney
Page Count182
BindingPaperback
Published08/12/1984
FeaturesVintage Contemporaries
Long DescriptionWith 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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