By Jay McInerney
"A nice Gatsby for the tip of the century."--The Baltimore Sun
"Swift and fun. . . . An astute social observer of the cruelties of recent manhattan, [McInerney] can also be able to nice tenderness." --The Boston Globe
Jay McInerney returns to the stressed city panorama of big apple and gives us a glimpse of a devotee of town whose religion is significantly tested.
Connor McKnight's ennui is speedy becoming anxiousness as he struggles to maintain his lifestyles intact. He has briefly shelved his Akira Kurosawa biography in pursuit of an interview with elusive younger actor Chip Ralston to safe his task at CiaoBella! journal. Connor's version female friend has left him, and his superb sister is losing away in anorexic seclusion. Ridden with angst and heartache, Connor can't even flip to his ally, a brooding fiction author who has balanced his sanity at the e-book of a brand new tale assortment and the go back of his Irish terrier. he's left to hunt safe haven in a vodka bottle, and comfort from a gorgeous stripper at an upscale topless membership, purely to discover that not anything can defend him from the harrowing destiny that unfolds prior to his bleary eyes.
Together with seven tales that "remind one in every of . . . Fitzgerald and Hemingway" (The long island occasions booklet Review), Model
Behavior once more demonstrates McInerney's prepared wit, deft portraiture, and energetic ability with language.
"The cautious statement of that downward spiral [is] brightened by way of McInerney's facility with the bon mot and his fondness for skewering the pretensions of the nouveau hip." --The Miami Herald
"Very humorous, and whole of the rakish, outdated literary beauty that McInerney regularly manages to combine into the slangy idioms of his characters." --The manhattan evaluation of Books
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