Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bright, Precious Days

Loss. Fans of Jay McInerney’s novels will be pleased that he has reprised protagonists Corrine and Russell Calloway in a new novel titled, Bright, Precious Days. The Calloway marriage has been under strain since 9/11 and the financial crisis upends their lives. A sense of loss permeates their lives alongside their deep love for New York City. The city is changing and touchstones that kept them steady can no longer be relied upon. Even their summer rental in the Hamptons is changing. Through all these losses, there’s still love and humor, some of it slapstick. McInerney loves NYC and these characters who fit into the city one way or another, no matter how seriously they take themselves, and how little the city could care. McInerney’s prose captures his observations with fine language and presents these characters, their story, and the city in ways that will please many readers, especially those who love New York. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Bright Precious Days from

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