Novels by Jay Mcinerney: Story of My Life, Bright Lights, Big City, the Good Life, Brightness Falls

Novels by Jay Mcinerney: Story of My Life, Bright Lights, Big City, the Good Life, Brightness Falls

Author: Books LLC

Format: Paperback

Pages: 22

ISBN: 9781158439652

Publisher: Books LLC

Release Date: June 22, 2010

Description du Livre

This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Story of My Life, Bright Lights, Big City, the Good Life, Brightness Falls. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Story of My Life is a novel published in 1988 by the American author Jay McInerney. The novel is narrated in the first-person from the point of view of Alison Poole, "an ostensibly jaded, cocaine-addled, sexually voracious 20-year old." Alison is originally from Virginia and lives in Manhattan, where she is involved in several sexual relationships and is aspiring to become an actress. She falls in love with bond trader and Shakespeare expert Dean, but soon they betray each other. The novel implies that the cause of Poole's "party girl" behavior is her father's abuse, including the murder of her prize jumping horse. Poole is based on McInenry's former girlfriend Rielle Hunter, then named Lisa Druck. In the novel, Poole describes her childhood and tells how her show jumper horse Dangerous Dan had suddenly "dropped dead." McInerney's novel ends with Poole disclosing that her horse was poisoned by her father: There was speculation that Story of My Life was a roman a clef when it first appeared; to New York Magazine's questions "Is it real? Did it happen?" McInerney replied, "I'm anticipating some of that kind of speculation, but I'm utterly confident of not having any lawsuits on my hands. The book is a fully imagined work of fiction. On the other hand, it's not to say that I didn't make use of That's why I live in New York. Mine is not an autonomous imagination." Poole also appears in the novels of Bret Easton Ellis, including American Psycho, in which she is sexually assaulted by the protagonist Patrick Bateman, and plays a major role in Glamorama as the girlfriend of protagonist Victor Ward. A reference to Poo...More: http: //

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