Brightness Falls

Brightness Falls

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by Jay McInerney
     
 

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he bestselling Brightness Falls—now in trade paper from the author of Bright Lights, Big City. In the story of Russell and Corrine Calloway, set against the world of New York publishing, McInerney provides a stunningly accomplished portrayal of people contending with early success, then getting lost in the middle of their lives.See more details below

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he bestselling Brightness Falls—now in trade paper from the author of Bright Lights, Big City. In the story of Russell and Corrine Calloway, set against the world of New York publishing, McInerney provides a stunningly accomplished portrayal of people contending with early success, then getting lost in the middle of their lives.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
While the strengths of McInerney's writing are in evidence, the characterizations in this well-plotted generational portrait of late-'80s Manhattan yuppies fail to convince. A BOMC alternate and a three-week PW bestseller in cloth. Author tour. (Apr.)
Library Journal
The author of Bright Lights, Big City ( LJ 10/1/84) again offers an amusing and perceptive morality tale of Eighties excess. Russell Calloway, an editor for a major publishing house, and his stockbroker wife Corrine appear to be the perfect New York couple. Dissatisfied with the management of his publishing company, Russell organizes a hostile takeover bid and embarks on an affair with Trina, his investment banker. But he loses his shirt in the 1987 stock market crash, Corrine leaves him, and his best friend commits suicide. McInerney wryly examines the dilemma of people in their 30s who came of age with sex, drugs, and rock and roll and must now come to grips with adult responsibilities. Replete with ironic insight, wit, and style, this is highly recommended for popular fiction collections. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/92.-- Patricia Ross, Westerville P.L., Ohio
Sven Birkerts
Quick and compelling...a rich, detailed panorama of New York City life. The pace is Wolfean, with quick jump cuts from one charged encounter to the next. It's hard not to try to squeeze in one more chapter before putting out the lights at bedtime. -- Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679745327
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
415
Sales rank:
752,207
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.93(d)

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