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The Resource Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City

Label
Bright Lights, Big City
Title
Bright Lights, Big City
Statement of responsibility
Jay McInerney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts. This remarkable novel of youth and New York remains one of the most beloved, imitated, and iconic novels in America.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
You are at a nightclub talking to a girl with a shaved head. The club is either Heartbreak or the Lizard Lounge. So begins our hero's trawl through the brightly lit streets of Manhattan, sampling all this wonderland has to offer yet suspecting that tomorrow's hangover may be caused by more than simple excess. This is a classic 80s novel
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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044444
Cataloging source
HCO
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McInerney, Jay
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Bright Lights, Big City
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:26662022-69e8-40e9-983e-aa595c83f7ab
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307763211
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bright Lights, Big City
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:26662022-69e8-40e9-983e-aa595c83f7ab
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307763211
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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