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The Good Life

A Novel
McInerney, Jay (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Good Life

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Random House, Inc.
In The Good Life, Jay McInerney unveils a story of love, family, conflicting desires, and catastrophic loss in his most powerfully searing work thus far.Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are wonderstruck by young twins whose provenance is nothing less than miraculous. 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. 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.Wise, surprising, and, ultimately, heart-stoppingly redemptive, The Good Life captures lives that allow us to see–through personal, social, and moral complexity–more clearly into the heart of things.

Baker & Taylor
A revelatory novel of family, love, conflict, and loss 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 forever transformed by the catastrophic events of September 11th. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Chronicles the lives of diverse characters--including Luke McGavock, a man searching for a sense of purpose in life; Corrine Calloway, a mother of twins; and her husband, Russell--whose world is transformed by the catastrophic events of September 11th, 2001.

Authors: McInerney, Jay
Statement of Responsibility: Jay McInerney
Title: The good life
a novel
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2007, c2006
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
Characteristics: 364 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject Headings: Married people Fiction New York (N.Y.) Fiction Loss (Psychology) Fiction Life change events Fiction Victims of terrorism Services for Fiction September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 Fiction
Topical Term: Married people
Loss (Psychology)
Life change events
Victims of terrorism
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
LCCN: 2005044370
ISBN: 0375725458
Branch Call Number: FIC M
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