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McInerney, Jay. THE GOOD LIFE - Bloomsbury 2006

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The Good Life by Jay McInerney. 2006 - Bloomsbury. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine copy of the novel, The Good Life by Jay McInerney, published in 2006 by Bloomsbury.

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Title The Good Life
Author Jay McInerney
Publisher Bloomsbury
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2006
ISBN 0747580901
Cover Price 17.99
No. Pages 353
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.72

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and red lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £17.99. Itr has a few light surface markings otherwise fine.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publishers stamps.

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Jay McInerney

Jay McInerney was born in 1955. He has written fiction for magazines such as Esquire and Atlantic and is the author of the novels Bright Lights, Big City, Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls and The Last of the Savages, most of which are published by Penguin. He also edited The Penguin Book of New American Voices and he wrote the screenplay for the film version of Bright Lights, Big City. He lives in New York City.

Synopsis of this title

Jay McInerney revisits ten years on some of the characters that populated Brightness Falls.

Luke McGavock, in the enviable position of having made more money than he can spend, has chosen to take a sabbatical in which he might recover the sense of purpose suddenly lacking in his life. But his wife is more than up to the task of spending and very much a part of Upper East Side society, which affects their daughter in ways that he shudders to think about. Meanwhile, Russell and Corrine Galloway have survived a separation and managed to produce, by extraordinary medical means, two children who help bind them together, even if the promise of their early years together has thinned and faded. Russell is still in publishing, though in a diminished role, while Corrine casts about for a role she might play other than mother.

These are only some of the lives transformed by 9/11, in which both McGavock and the Calloways lose a friend, and Luke and Corrine soon find themselves side by side, providing food and drink to workers at the devastated site, while feeling lost anywhere else.

This novel is the story of the love that develops between them, people battered by loss and betrayal, by memory and regret, by fresh disappointment and shocks, people determined to discover, before it's too late, what the good life truly is.

Reviews of this title


'Jay McInerney is the type of American novelist to whom English readers instinctively warm' --Sunday Telegraph

'McInerney's writing is ironic, penetrating and at times even lyrical. He has all the true instincts of a major novelist' --Joseph Olshan

'McInerney is the finest commentator on contemporary America' --Yorkshire Post

'McInerney has proven himself not only a brilliant stylist but a master of characterisation, with a keen eye for the incongruities of urban life' --New York Times Book Review

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