Ron Perelman

Jay McInerney on brightness, couples and catastrophe

Jay McInerney on brightness, couples and catastrophe

A moth to the flame, Jay McInerney is attracted to brightness. His new book, “Bright, Precious Days,” is his third to feature some form of the word. The first to do so was his debut novel, “Bright Lights, Big City,” which remains the quintessential documentation of the New York scene in the early ’80s. The second was “Brightness Falls” (1992), where we were first introduced to the characters Russell and Corrine Calloway. “Bright, Precious Days” is now the third novel (following  2006’s “The Good Life”) to feature this couple, following not just their marriage through the years but also the city as it changes,...

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