Model Behaviour

Model Behaviour

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'I'm sick of all this pointless glamour,' his glamorous girlfriend said. 'I want a simple life.' If only Connor McKnight had listened. Now Philomena is off to California, allegedly on a fashion shoot, but he doesn't know where she is staying and a sinking feeling tells him that she might never come back. Connor's friend Jeremy Green is no help: he is the 'famous short-story writer' (which they both agree is an oxymoron) with an imminent publication date and some people holding his dog to ransom for reasons too Machiavellian to blurb. Connor's sister Brook, genius mathematician and anorexic, is too busy anguishing over Rwanda and Bosnia. His editor at "Ciao Bella", 'a lifestyle magazine for young women', is only concerned about Connor's profile of Chip Ralston, the celebrity of the month whose PR fortress has suddenly become impenetrable. Thank goodness for Pallas, a knock-out table dancer with a heart of gold. As the reader wonders with Connor what's happened to Philomena, if Jeremy will get his dog back, and whether our hero will get his interview with Chip, the wonderful narrative roars away at a stunning clip. Jay McInerney is on absolutely top form in this hilarious (and serious) novel about celebrity, romance and 20th-century literature.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747542333
  • 9780747542339

Review quote

"Smart, funny, sexy, and well observed." --Esquire"Swift and amusing. . . . An astute social observer of the cruelties of modern New York, [McInerney] is also capable of great tenderness."--"The Boston Globe""The careful observation of that downward spiral . . . [is] brightened by McInerney's facility with the bon mot, and his fondness for skewering the pretensions of the nouveau hip." --"The Miami Herald""Very funny, and full of the rakish, old-fashioned literary elegance that McInerney always manages to mix into the slangy idioms of his characters." --"The New York Review of Books"show more

About Jay McInerney

Jay McInerney is the author of Bright Lights, Big City, Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls and The Last of the Savages. He lives in New York and Nashville.show more

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1,127 ratings
3.2 out of 5 stars
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4 27% (306)
3 41% (467)
2 17% (194)
1 5% (51)
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