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A Great Gatsby for the end of the century.--The Baltimore Sun

Swift and amusing. . . . An astute social observer of the cruelties of modern NewYork, McInerney] is also capable of great tenderness. --The Boston Globe

Jay McInerney returns to the restless urban landscape of Manhattan and offers us a glimpse of a devotee of the citywhose faith is severely tested.

Connor McKnight's ennui is fast turning into anxiety as he struggles to keep his life intact. He has temporarily shelved his Akira Kurosawa biography in pursuit of aninterview with elusive young actor Chip Ralston to secure his job at CiaoBella magazine. Connor's model girlfriend has left him, and his brilliant sister is wasting away in anorexic seclusion. Ridden with angst andheartache, Connor can't even turn to his best friend, a brooding fiction writer who has balanced his sanity on the publication of a new story collection and the return of his Irish terrier. He is left to seek refuge in avodka bottle, and consolation from a beautiful stripper at an upscale topless club, only to find that nothing can protect him from the harrowing fate that unfolds before his bleary eyes.

Together withseven stories that remind one of . . . Fitzgerald and Hemingway (The New York Times Book Review), Model

Behavior once again demonstrates McInerney's keen wit, deft portraiture, and livelyskill with language.

The careful observation of that downward spiral is] brightened by McInerney's facility with the bon mot and his fondness for skewering the pretensions of the nouveauhip. --The Miami Herald

Very funny, and full of the rakish, old-fashioned literary elegance that McInerney always manages to mix into the slangy idioms of his characters.--The New York Review of Books

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Synopsis:

Seven pieces of short fiction accompany the title novel about celebrity journalist Connor McKnight, who is forced to confront a suddenly remote, longtime girlfriend, anxieties about his life and career, and confusion over his future. By the author of Bright Lights, Big City. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

"A Great Gatsby for the end of the century." — The Baltimore Sun

Jay McInerney's first novel, Bright Lights, Big City, helped bring about a revolution in contemporary fiction in trade paperback. But more importantly, its publication brought us a major writer of great literary talent and incisive perception.

In his latest novel, Model Behavior, McInerney offers us the portrait of a doubting devotee of the city where vocation, career, and ambition (which only occassionally coincide) run head-on with friendship and love--or merely desire. We see Conor McKnight's well-earned ennui fast becoming anxiety as he tries to protect himself from the harrowing fate that unfolds before his bleary eyes. McInerney is at the peak of his craft in what is sure to become a classic at the end of the century.

This edition contains only the novel Model Behavior, and not the additional seven stories which were published in the original hardcover.

Table of Contents

Model behavior — The business — Con doctor — Smoke — Getting in touch with Lonnie — How it ended — The queen and I — Reunion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307763242
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Jay, McInerney
Author:
McInerney, Jay
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000314
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 192 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307763242 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Seven pieces of short fiction accompany the title novel about celebrity journalist Connor McKnight, who is forced to confront a suddenly remote, longtime girlfriend, anxieties about his life and career, and confusion over his future. By the author of Bright Lights, Big City. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , "A Great Gatsby for the end of the century." — The Baltimore Sun

Jay McInerney's first novel, Bright Lights, Big City, helped bring about a revolution in contemporary fiction in trade paperback. But more importantly, its publication brought us a major writer of great literary talent and incisive perception.

In his latest novel, Model Behavior, McInerney offers us the portrait of a doubting devotee of the city where vocation, career, and ambition (which only occassionally coincide) run head-on with friendship and love--or merely desire. We see Conor McKnight's well-earned ennui fast becoming anxiety as he tries to protect himself from the harrowing fate that unfolds before his bleary eyes. McInerney is at the peak of his craft in what is sure to become a classic at the end of the century.

This edition contains only the novel Model Behavior, and not the additional seven stories which were published in the original hardcover.

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