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McInerney, Jay

Works: 159 works in 891 publications in 19 languages and 17,634 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Satire  Drama  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Martial arts fiction  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Editor, Interviewee, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3563.C3694, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jay McInerney
The good life by Jay McInerney( Book )

64 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives of diverse characters--including Luke McGavock, a man searching for a sense of purpose in life; Corinne Calloway, a mother of twins; and her husband, Russell--whose world is transformed by the catastrophic events of September 11th, 2001
Bright lights, big city : a novel by Jay McInerney( Book )

135 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written entirely in the second person, McInerney's first novel is a vivid account of cocaine addiction
Brightness falls : a novel by Jay McInerney( Book )

65 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Married and in love, Russell and Corrine Calloway are blessed with nuptial bliss and a life at the center of a large and varied circle of the beautiful and wealthy in a booming metropolis
Bright, precious days by Jay McInerney( Book )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The crowning achievement from the preeminent writer of his generation: following Brightness Falls and The Good Life, Bright, Precious Things builds on a series increasingly akin to John Updike's Rabbit novels but with a long-standing if weathered couple at its heart. Russell and Corrine Calloway seem to be living the New York dream: book parties one night and high-society charity events the next; jobs they care about (and actually enjoy); twin children, a boy and a girl whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in Tribeca and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a high cost. Russell, an independent publisher, has cultural clout but minimal cash; as he navigates an industry that requires, beyond astute literary taste, constant financial improvisation, he encounters an audacious, expensive and potentially ruinous opportunity. Meanwhile, instead of seeking personal profit in this incredibly wealthy city, Corrine is devoted to feeding its hungry poor, and they soon discover they're being priced out of their now fashionable neighborhood. Then Corrine's world is turned upside down when the man with whom she'd had an ill-fated affair in the wake of 9/11 suddenly reappears. As the novel unfolds across a period of stupendous change including Obama's historic election and the global economic collapse he inherited the Calloways will find themselves and their marriage tested more severely than they ever could have anticipated"--
Story of my life by Jay McInerney( Book )

65 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late eighties, New York has achieved an almost anarchic state of frenzy. Stockbrokers talk like artists, artists talk like stockbrokers, and everyone acts like there's no tomorrow. Alison, well, she's lucky if she can make it to her acting class. Each night is a new adventure, not infrequently catastrophic, from restaurants to clubs in a whirl of old boyfriends and new dilemmas. Several months ahead of Vogue and several checks behind in rent, Alison and her friends run on cocaine and their fathers' credit cards, and suffer various fixations--the perfect Chanel suit, blasé lust, familiarity with the rich and infamous--that make life less a party than an ordeal. In fact, her friends are developing habits that even Alison finds alarming; and when her sister blows into town, emotional bankruptcy isn't likely to be far behind"--From publisher description
How it ended : new and collected stories by Jay McInerney( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection, we become reacquainted with the nameless night-crawling narrator of Bright Lights, Big City; with Alison Poole, the party girl of Story of My Life (and who McInerney has said was based on John Edwards's former mistress Rielle Hunter); and Collin McNab, a would-be screenwriter who enjoys a tortuous relationship with his model girlfriend. We also meet new characters, among them a novice screenwriter who learns to play the Hollywood game a little too well, a woman who contemplates sleeping with an old flame on the eve of his wedding, and, in the title story, a drug dealer whose good luck streak repulses the lawyer to whom he confides his tale
The last of the savages : a novel by Jay McInerney( Book )

54 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friendship between two men who met in an elite prep school. One is Patrick Keane, an Irish-Catholic from the working classes eager to adopt the culture of the upper classes. The other is Will Savage, a rich, upper-class Wasp in rebellion against it. By the author of Brightness Falls
Ransom : a novel by Jay McInerney( Book )

62 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffering from the terror of violence and death at the Khyber Pass, Christopher Ransom exiles himself in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Teaching English, associating with fellow expatriots, and practicing karate, he tries to forget the unforgetable
Model behavior : a novel and 7 stories by Jay McInerney( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Model Behavior, Connor McKnight - former acolyte of film, Zen and Japanese literature - is not unaware that these avocations are wildly remote from his present occupation (fledgling celebrity journalist). Moreover, his longtime girlfriend, the fashion model Philomena, suddenly seems curiously remote herself - and soon enough appears to have decamped, avec diaphragm, for the other coast. Then there's the sister with whom he shared a flamboyantly addled childhood, and who now matches her brilliance for theoretical abstraction with a compassion for world suffering so acute that her own well-being is imperiled. So now, as Thanksgiving and Christmas bear down upon him, not to mention a female admirer who's stalking him by e-mail, Connor gropes his hapless, hilarious way toward not so much salvation as self-preservation, favoring the right things as he is relentlessly pursued by all the wrong, bad, ill-advised or plain unlucky. Model Behavior is McInerney at full tilt - while the seven stories included trace the arc of his career and, in their exploration of the varieties of delusion, fame and experience, display anew his rare ability to comprehend and re-create the manic flux of our society
A hedonist in the cellar : adventures in wine by Jay McInerney( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular novelist and wine connoisseur brings together five years of essays on fine wine, examining what's new, what's enduring, and what's surprising in an idiosyncratic, anecdotal guide to the world of wine
The juice : vinous veritas by Jay McInerney( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays from Jay McInerney in which he discusses wines and winemaking from around the world
The good life : a novel by Jay McInerney( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are thoroughly wonderstruck by young twins whose provenance is nothing less than miraculous, even as they contend with the faded promise of a marriage tinged with suspicion and deceit. Meanwhile, several miles uptown and perched near the top of the Upper East Side's social register, Luke McGavock has postponed his accumulation of wealth in an attempt to recover the sense of purpose now lacking in a life that often gives him pause--especially with regard to his teenage daughter, whose wanton extravagance bears a horrifying resemblance to her mother's. But on a September morning, brightness falls horribly from the sky, and people worlds apart suddenly find themselves working side by side at the devastated site, feeling lost anywhere else, yet battered still by memory and regret, by fresh disappointment and unimaginable shock. What happens, or should happen, when life stops us in our tracks, or our own choices do? What if both secrets and secret needs, long guarded steadfastly, are finally revealed? What is the good life?
Model behaviour by Jay McInerney( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een roman en zeven korte verhalen
Bright, precious days : a novel by Jay McInerney( Recording )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even decades after their arrival, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they're living the dream that drew them to New York City in the first place: book parties or art openings one night and high-society events the next; jobs they care about; twin children whose birth was truly miraculous. But all of this comes at a fiendish cost
Bacchus & me : adventures in the wine cellar by Jay McInerney( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and French and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With acerbic wit, irreverent tone, and bountiful hilarious anecdotes, Jay McInerney writes the first wine book that makes sense to all those dazed by the prevailing, dull technical wine writing. McInerney generously reveals all he's learned on his worldwide journey to understand wine in chapters on reds, whites, dessert wines, champagne, aperitifs, and more. McInerney holds forth in forty-nine essays - with agile humor; an astonishing amount of hard fact, and an ample dose of personal taste - on: how to make your way around a German wine label; what to drink with Thanksgiving turkey; the truth about Zinfandels; why Burgundy is so hard to predict; Napa Valley's finest winemakers; the pleasure of flinty Chablis, the deep satisfaction of port, the glorious potential of Oregon's Pinot Noir; the respectability of RosT; and the most colorful characters in the business. It is actually possible for a reader of Bacchus & Me to take what is learned to the bank, and immediately thereafter to wine shop or restaurant to indulge in the wine of his or her fantasy with the confidence of a sommelier. Bacchus & Me is for everyone interested in learning more about the wines of the world. For both those of broad means and of modest purse, there is intense vicarious pleasure to be found in McInerney's vinous adventures
The last bachelor by Jay McInerney( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In true McInerney style, this new collection of stories examines post 9/11 America in all its dark and morally complex glory
How it ended : new and collected stories by Jay McInerney( Recording )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of short stories unveils the manic flux of our society as they capture various stages of adulthood: a young man confronting the class system at a summer resort; a young woman holed up in a remote cabin while her boyfriend campaigns for the highest office; a couple whose experiments in sexuality cross every line; a doctor who treats convicts and is coming to terms with his own criminal past; a youthful socialite returning home to nurse her mother; a family celebrating the holidays while mired in loss; and more
Bright lights, big city by James Bridges( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan's seductive fast lane -- a life of all-night parties and neon lights has young Jamie Conway moving way too fast. Michael J. Fox gives an exciting performance as a struggling young writer in search of his identity
Cowboys, Indians and commuters : the Penguin book of new American voices by Jay McInerney( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling verhalen van jonge Amerikaanse auteurs die in de jaren '80 en '90 debuteerden
Gia by Michael Cristofer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's late 70's New York. Studio 54, designer jeans, drugs and disco. This is the outrageous, breathtaking story of the first fashion super-model - her rise to the top, and her fall caught up in a whirlwind of drugs, sex, and celebrity
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Bright lights, big city : a novelBrightness falls : a novelStory of my lifeHow it ended : new and collected storiesThe last of the savages : a novelRansom : a novelModel behavior : a novel and 7 storiesA hedonist in the cellar : adventures in wine