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The Last Bachelor By Jay McInerney

The Last Bachelor by Jay McInerney

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Summary

An astonishingly funny and poignant new collection of short stories from Jay McInerney - one of the pre-eminent writers of his generation.

The Last Bachelor Summary

The Last Bachelor by Jay McInerney

In true McInerney style, this new collection of stories examines post 9/11 America in all its dark and morally complex glory. His characters include a young woman holed up in a remote cabin while her (married) boyfriend campaigns for the highest of all offices, a couple whose sexual experiments cross every line imaginable, a young socialite called home to nurse her mother and an older one scheming for her next husband. From the streets of downtown New York during the 2003 anti-war march and the lavish hotel rooms of the wealthy social elite, to a husband and wife who share a marital bed with a pot-bellied pig, the people in these stories search for meaning while struggling against each other, colliding as the old world around them fractures and dissolves into a modern era full of new uncertainties, where ghosts of loss hang in the air. McInerney's writing has crackling humour and a feverish, clear-sighted brilliance that perfectly underpins the lives of people living in modern America. These stories are deftly constructed, subtle, insightful and heartbreaking. Steeped in history but yet alive in the present - this new collection is a companion to the sweet madness of life

The Last Bachelor Reviews

'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 'Jay McInerney is the type of American novelist to whom English readers instinctively warm ' Sunday Telegraph 'McInerney delivers with grace and wit. He does what a good novelist should: he takes an abstract idea and gives it life' Alain de Botton 'McInerney writes with compassion and wit and is never better than when observing the social mores of his contemporaries' Tatler

About Jay McInerney

One of a dazzling new generation of American writers (including Bret Easton Ellis and Tama Janowitz), Jay McInerney came to prominence in 1984 with his first novel Bright Lights, Big City. He is the author of six further novels: Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, The Last of the Savages, Model Behaviour and The Good Life, the collection of stories How It Ended and, most recently, a work of non-fiction, A Hedonist in the Cellar. The Last Bachelor is his second collection of stories. He lives in New York City.

Additional information

GOR001712341
9781408800713
1408800713
The Last Bachelor by Jay McInerney
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2010-01-04
224
N/A
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