This is the title of the upcoming novel by Jay McInerney best known for his novel Bright Lights, Bright City was a novel for a generation published in 1984. Now what I believe is his seventh novel finds a couple in NYC with seemingly having it all or do they ? The book comes out August 1 and looks to be a good summer read as all of books are entertaining. See more below of the story line.
Decades after moving to the city, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they’re living the dream that drew them to New York in the first place: jobs they care about, twin children, a loft in Tribeca and summers in the Hamptons interspersed with book parties, art openings and high-society events. However, all these things come at a cost.
Russell, an independent publisher, has superb cultural credentials but minimal cash flow and when he comes across an audacious opportunity, his personal and professional life hangs between ruin and ultimate success. Meanwhile, Corrine’s world is turned upside down when the man with whom she 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 imagined.