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The Resource Bright, Precious Days

Bright, Precious Days

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Bright, Precious Days
Title
Bright, Precious Days
Statement of responsibility
Jay McInerney
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Language
eng
Summary
Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in the bright lights of New York. Theirs is the generation that flew too close to the sun on wings of cocaine – and whose lives changed irrevocably when planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Now, in 2008, Russell runs his own publishing house and Corrine manages a food redistribution programme. He clings to their loft and the illusion of downtown bohemia, while she longs to have more space for their twelve-year-old twins.Although they try to forget each other's past indiscretions, when Jeff Pierce's posthumous, autobiographical novel garners a new cult following, the memory of their friend begins to haunt the couple, and their marriage feels increasingly unstable. Not helped by the reappearance of Corrine's former lover, Luke McGavock, whose ardour seems no cooler despite having a beautiful new wife in tow. Acutely observed and brilliantly told, Bright, Precious Days dissects the moral complexities of relationships, while painting a portrait of New York as Obama and Clinton battle for leadership and the collapse of Lehman Brothers looms. A moving, deeply humane novel about the mistakes we make, persistence in struggle and love's ability to adapt and survive, it confirms McInerney as a great chronicler of our times
Summary
Enjoying charmed lives of fashionable parties, fulfilling careers, luxurious vacations and their miraculous twin children, Russell and Corrine Calloway consider a high-risk financial opportunity before discovering that they are being priced out of their high-end New York neighborhood
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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10518938
Cataloging source
DLC
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McInerney, Jay
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
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Bright, Precious Days
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BORROWBOX:BLM_284585
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781408876572
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bright, Precious Days
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_284585
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408876572
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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