How It Ended: New and Collected Stories

by:  Jay McInerney      
 Hardcover 
$25.95
Description
From the writer whose first novel, "Bright Lights, Big City," defined a generation and whose seventh and most recent, "The Good Life," was an acclaimed national best seller, a collection of stories old and new that trace the arc of his career over nearly three decades.
Only seven of these stories have been published in book form, but all twenty-two unveil and recreate the manic flux of our society. Whether set in New England, Los Angeles, New York, or the South, they capture various stages of adulthood, from early to budding to entrenched to resentful: a young man confronting the class system at a summer resort; a young woman holed up in a remote cabin while her (married) boyfriend campaigns for the highest office of all; a couple whose experiments in sexuality cross every line imaginable; an actor visiting his wife in rehab; a doctor who treats convicts and is coming to terms with his own criminal past; a youthful socialite returning home to nurse her mother; an older one scheming for her next husband; a family celebrating the holidays while mired in loss year after year; and even Russell and Corrine Calloway, whom we first met in "Brightness Falls,"
A manifold exploration of delusion, experience, and transformation, these stories display a preeminent writer of our time at the very top of his form.
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How It Ended: New and Collected Stories

$25.95