'His best work to date' Kate Saunders, Sunday Express 'Giving Scott Fitzgerald's fictional world a modern make-over increasingly engages Jay McInerney's energies as a novelist Like Fitzgerald, he is enthralled by the casualties of affluence, the evanescent good times, the allure of glamour - especially metropolitan chic - and the disenchantment it inexorably brings in its wake' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times 'Nothing less than three decades of Stateside history, in which the changing image of America is embodied in the existential shape-shifting of the main characters' John Walsh, Independent 'An accomplished, courageous novel, beautifully constructed, able to span three decades with ease' Literary Review
About the Author
One of a dazzling new generation of American writers (including Bret Easton Ellis and Tama Janowitz), Jay McInerney came to prominence in 1984 with his first novel Bright Lights, Big City. He is the author of six further novels: Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, The Last of the Savages, Model Behaviour and The Good Life, the collection of stories How It Ended and, most recently, a work of non-fiction, A Hedonist in the Cellar. The Last Bachelor is his second collection of stories. He lives in New York City.