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Book Information: Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City (1984) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Living in Manhattan as if he owned it, a young man tries to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn with nothing but good will, controlled substances and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest. He can run but he can't hide. His relentless flight through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices and loft parties finally brings him to the reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts.

Original title: Bright Lights, Big City
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

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Bright Lights, Big City (1984)
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Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A rambunctious, deadly funny novel that goes right for the mark--the human heart." Raymond Carver
  • "Jay McInerney's voice is like a lot of us, whether young New Yorkers or not--coolly accurate, but sobbing inside a little. Bright Lights, Big City makes eerie beauty out of that old dog truth." Barry Hannah
  • "In its depiction of youth striving mightily to amuse itself, in the exuberance of its language and the antic shamelessness of its tale, Jay McInerney's novel calls to mind such classics of knight-errantry as The Ginger Man and The Bushwhacked Piano. It is a dazzling debut, smart, heartfelt, and very, very funny." Tobias Wolff
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Bright Lights, Big City (February 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9780747589204
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.6 in
Pages: 175

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Bright Lights, Big City (August 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140232769
Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 x 0.4 in
Pages: 182

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Bright Lights, Big City (May 1992)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9780747512493
Dimensions: 4.3 x 5.9 x 1.1 in
Pages: 279

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Bright Lights, Big City (August 12, 1984)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780394726410
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 0.6 in
Pages: 182

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