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Bright, Precious Days - A novel

Jay McInerney

From the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City: a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story--a literary and commercial triumph of the highest order. Even decades after their arrival, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they're living the dream that drew them to New York City in the first place: book parties or art openings one night and high-society events the next; jobs they care about (and in fact love); twin children whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in TriBeCa and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a fiendish cost. Russell, an independent publisher, has superb cultural credentials yet minimal cash flow; as he navigates a business that requires, beyond astute literary judgment, constant financial improvisation, he encounters an audacious, potentially game-changing-or ruinous-opportunity. Meanwhile, instead of chasing personal gain in this incredibly wealthy city, Corrine devotes herself to helping feed its hungry poor, and she and her husband soon discover they're being priced out of the newly fashionable neighborhood they've called home for most of their adult lives, with their son and daughter caught in the balance. Then Corrine's world is turned upside down when the man with whom she'd had an ill-fated affair in the wake of 9/11 suddenly reappears. As the novel unfolds across a period of stupendous change-including Obama's historic election and the global economic collapse he inherited-the Calloways will find themselves and their marriage tested more severely than they ever could have imagined. From the Hardcover edition.

From the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City: a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story--a literary and commercial triumph of the highest order. Even decades after their arrival, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they're living the dream that drew them to New York City in the first place: book parties or art openings one night and high-society events the next; jobs they care about (and in fact love); twin children whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in TriBeCa and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a fiendish cost. Russell, an independent publisher, has superb cultural credentials yet minimal cash flow; as he navigates a business that requires, beyond astute literary judgment, constant financial improvisation, he encounters an audacious, potentially game-changing-or ruinous-opportunity. Meanwhile, instead of chasing personal gain in this incredibly wealthy city, Corrine devotes herself to helping feed its hungry poor, and she and her husband soon discover they're being priced out of the newly fashionable neighborhood they've called home for most of their adult lives, with their son and daughter caught in the balance. Then Corrine's world is turned upside down when the man with whom she'd had an ill-fated affair in the wake of 9/11 suddenly reappears. As the novel unfolds across a period of stupendous change-including Obama's historic election and the global economic collapse he inherited-the Calloways will find themselves and their marriage tested more severely than they ever could have imagined. From the Hardcover edition.
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From the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City: a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story--a literary and commercial triumph of the highest order. Even decades after their arrival, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they're living the dream that drew them to New York City in the first place: book parties or art openings one night and high-society events the next; jobs they care about (and in fact love); twin children whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in TriBeCa and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a fiendish cost. Russell, an independent publisher, has superb cultural credentials yet minimal cash flow; as he navigates a business that requires, beyond astute literary judgment, constant financial improvisation, he encounters an audacious, potentially game-changing-or ruinous-opportunity. Meanwhile, instead of chasing personal gain in this incredibly wealthy city, Corrine devotes herself to helping feed its hungry poor, and she and her husband soon discover they're being priced out of the newly fashionable neighborhood they've called home for most of their adult lives, with their son and daughter caught in the balance. Then Corrine's world is turned upside down when the man with whom she'd had an ill-fated affair in the wake of 9/11 suddenly reappears. As the novel unfolds across a period of stupendous change-including Obama's historic election and the global economic collapse he inherited-the Calloways will find themselves and their marriage tested more severely than they ever could have imagined. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edoardo Ballerini

Length:

13h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

34:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

25:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:29