How it Ended
Worlds collide, relationships fragment and the dark underbelly of the American dream is exposed. A transsexual prostitute accidentally propositions his own father; a senator's serial infidelities leave him in hot water; two young lovers spend Christmas together high on different drugs. McInerney's characters struggle together in a shifting world where old certainties dissolve and nobody can be sure of where they stand. "How It Ended" is a powerful, funny and moving collection by one of the great storytellers of our time.
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- Paperback | 208 pages
- 111 x 178mm | 120g
- 06 Aug 2001
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- Export and UK open market ed
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'Metropolitan, middle-class young people grow up to learn that their triumphs will be hollow and their relationships false. McInerney flourishes amid the desolation: a kind of breezy, upbeat tone informs these dry, sardonic meditations on worldliness' ESQUIRE
About Jay McInerney
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.