How It Ended

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 7, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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From the writer whose first novel, Bright Lights, Big City, defined a generation, a collection of twenty-six stories, new and old, that trace the arc of his career for nearly three decades.


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User Review  - LynleyS - LibraryThing

Third Party is a wonderful depiction of what I believe is called ‘Imaginary Audience Syndrome’: ‘He imagined the passersby speculating about his private sorrow as he stood on the Pont des Arts ... Read full review

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User Review  - bohemiangirl35 - LibraryThing

This is my first exposure to Jay McInerney, and I was pleasantly surprised at the variety in this collection of stories. So often collected stories tend to be the same thing over and over, but ... Read full review

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Contents

Its Six A M Do You Know Where You Are?
3
Smoke
11
Invisible Fences
28
The Madonna of Turkey Season
43
In the NorthWest Frontier Province
65
The Queen and I
105
The Debutantes Return
115
Story of My Life
135
Getting in Touch with Lonnie
156
Love You Honey
217
Putting Daisy Down
271
The Business
281
Penelope on the Pond
294
The March
308
The Last Bachelor
318
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About the author (2009)

The author of seven novels and two collections of essays on wine, Jay McInerney is a regular contributor to New York, The New York Times Book Review, The Independent and Corriere della Sera. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, and Granta. In 2006, Time cited his 1984 debut, Bright Lights, Big City, as one of nine generation-defining novels of the twentieth century. He was the recipient of the 2006 James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing and his novel The Good Life received the Prix Littéraire at the Deauville Film Festival in 2007. He lives in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, New York.


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