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  • Author:
    Ray Porter,Jay McInerney
  • ISBN:
    1433271141
  • ISBN13:
    978-1433271144
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    Findaway World (June 1, 2009)
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    Short Stories & Anthologies
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Jay Mcinerney he final nosedive into the mashed potatoes or the shag carpet. Sometimes it even fell to our guests-friends, girlfriends, wives-the disease apparently communicable.

The first story is a bit of a red herring, IT'S SIX . DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE?, which is planted firmly in the 1980s witz NYC of SPY magazine, leading the reader to think that each story will be in a similar vein.

The stories collected in How It Ended by Jay McInerney span almost thirty years After finishing How it Ended I seriously regret not reading him sooner. These stories were exactly what I hoped they would be - smart, witty, and bittersweet.

The stories collected in How It Ended by Jay McInerney span almost thirty years. What struck me most about these stories is that I could never guess in what year each was written. After finishing How it Ended I seriously regret not reading him sooner.

How it ended : new and collected stories, by Jay McInerney. actual persons, living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental. Jay McInerney, How It Ended. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom.

These new and collected stories remind us how broad Jay McInerney’s scope has been and how confidently he has ranged across . Short stories often turned out to be warm-up exercises, McInerney confides in a preface

These new and collected stories remind us how broad Jay McInerney’s scope has been and how confidently he has ranged across our national experience during his nearly 30-year career. Short stories often turned out to be warm-up exercises, McInerney confides in a preface. There’s psychological as well as practical value in using one as a sketch for a novel; the idea of undertaking a narrative of three or four hundred pages, which might consume years of your life, is pretty daunting.

His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy and Granta. In 2006, Time cited his 1984 debut, Bright Lights, Big City, as one of nine generation-defining novels of the twentieth century.

Also by Jay McInerney NONFICTION A Hedonist in the Cellar Bacchus and Me FICTION The Good Life Model Behavior The Last of the Savages . Getting in Touch with Lonnie.

Also by Jay McInerney NONFICTION A Hedonist in the Cellar Bacchus and Me FICTION The Good Life Model Behavior The Last of the Savages Brightness Falls Story of M.

McInerney, Jay (2009). How it ended : new and collected stories. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Jay McInerney and Anne Margaret Daniel discuss The Great Gatsby with Harriett Gilbert - World Book Club - BBC World Service. php?title Jay McInerney&oldid 875691961".

New and Collected Stories. How It Ended reminds us how impressively broad McInerney’s scope has been and how confidently he has ranged across wide swaths of our national experienc. .He possesses the literary naturalist’s full tool kit: empathy and curiosity, a peeled eye and a well-tuned ear, a talent for building narratives at once intimate and expansive, plausible and inventive. A master of short fictio.

This collection of stories from the author of Bright Lights, Big City captures the manic flux of our society and how we reconcile our desires with our reality at various stages of adulthood, from budding to entrenched to bitter. Together, the stories provide a manifold exploration of delusion, experience, and transformation.

Walan
HOW IT ENDED is a collection of new and previously published short stories from writer Jay McInerney, 26 stories from 1982 to 2008, published in no certain order, which makes each one a surprising morsel. The first story is a bit of a red herring, IT'S SIX A.M., DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE?, which is planted firmly in the 1980s Ellis-McInerney-Janowitz NYC of SPY magazine, leading the reader to think that each story will be in a similar vein. That is not the case. While it is true that a majority of the characters are college-educated New Yorkers, there are a few curveballs thrown in the mix, with a handful of characters either from Tennessee or living in Tennessee. There is truly not a clinker in the bunch, with each story amusing in its own way, although the shift in tone from his early stories to the later ones is distinct, showing a more mature point of view. Some of the better stories: INVISIBLE FENCES, about a couple of Nashville swingers; CON DOCTOR about a prison MD; SLEEPING WITH PIGS, about a Nashville belle with a ménage of animals; SUMMARY JUDGEMENT, about a NYC gold-digging countess and THE QUEEN AND I, about a transsexual's pimp. The stories are naturally more Updike than Welty, but a welcome read for those who enjoy the short story format.
HyderCraft
Love Russell and Corrine.
Dead Samurai
Great book
Fearlessdweller
From the moment I got my hands on Bright Lights, Big City around 1984, Jay McInerney became the odds-on favorite to become The Voice for this generation. His pitch-perfect dialogue, eloquent style and compelling storylines made him a must-read, and I've purchased every book of his the moment it became available.

While I believe McInerney has a singular narrative voice, there has been some criticism that instead of merely chronicling those living the good life, he himself became too immersed in the good life to be as productive as some of his peers. Accordingly, they say, he only had six novels and two short story collections published -- and should have been twice as productive.

His last two works are pure vindication. I had my doubts that anyone could have pulled off a love story set against the backdrop of 9/11, but THE GOOD LIFE is J-Mac's full-circle masterwork, the only work of fiction that has been able to articulate the impact of that fateful event.

Think of the stories in HOW IT ENDED as the equivalent of the Rolling Stones' "Hot Rocks" collection. Here you get 25 years of Jay's short fiction, and you see the urban world through his unique lens as his powers of observation mature over time.

The power-to-weight ratio of these stories is extraordinary.
Sharpbinder
There were a few short stories that were compelling, but mostly nonsense. I don't think this is my genre however.
Mettiarrb
"Sleeping With Pigs."

A married couple - belonging to the High Society - divide their time between New-York City and a farm in Tennessee. The wife likes to sleep with a pig between her and her husband.

" I Love You, Honey."

A man is unfaithful to his wife. She takes revenge on him in a sophisticated but cruel way.

"The Madonna Of Turkey Season "

Four brothers lost their parents and each year at Thanksgivings Day, they invite all kinds of women at the table: girlfriends and acquaintances or just a girl that happened to be in the neighborhood.

"Everything's Lost"

Sabrina wants to throw a surprise party for her boyfriend. But she's afraid that she won't be able to keep it a secret, now that he suddenly decides to stay at home most of the time.

"Invisible Fences."

A man wakes up around one o'clock in the morning. He goes to the kitchen for a beer and a cigarette. He hears strange noises coming from the living room; his wife lies in the arms of another man.

"The March"

During a march against war with Iraq, two old lovers meet each other. After a while the peaceful march gradually turns into violence.

"Summary Judgement."

A gossip-like story about very wealthy Americans and European aristocracy.

"The Waiter"

America and Europe Again.

"Penelope On The Pond"

The mistress of a man who's running for President is temporarily tucked away in a house near a pond. He promises that when everything is back to normal, he will return to her. How long will she have to wait?

"Putting Daisy Down"

The oldest word: love
The oldest crime: adultery
By the way, Daisy is the name of a cat.

"The Debutante's Return"

Present and past of a wealthy Southern family.

"The Last Of The Bachelors"

A marriage in the South. It's a description of social life rather than a story.