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Bright Shiny Morning

James Frey

One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel—a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original. Dozens of characters pass across the reader's sight lines—some never to be seen again—but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives: a bright, ambitious young Mexican-American woman who allows her future to be undone by a moment of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic action-movie star whose passion for the unattainable object of his affection nearly destroys him; a couple, both nineteen years old, who flee their suffocating hometown and struggle to survive on the fringes of the great city; and an aging Venice Beach alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when a meth-addled teenage girl shows up half-dead outside the restroom he calls home. Throughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that, taken as a whole, describe a city, a culture, and an age. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.

One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel—a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original. Dozens of characters pass across the reader's sight lines—some never to be seen again—but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives: a bright, ambitious young Mexican-American woman who allows her future to be undone by a moment of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic action-movie star whose passion for the unattainable object of his affection nearly destroys him; a couple, both nineteen years old, who flee their suffocating hometown and struggle to survive on the fringes of the great city; and an aging Venice Beach alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when a meth-addled teenage girl shows up half-dead outside the restroom he calls home. Throughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that, taken as a whole, describe a city, a culture, and an age. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel—a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original. Dozens of characters pass across the reader's sight lines—some never to be seen again—but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives: a bright, ambitious young Mexican-American woman who allows her future to be undone by a moment of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic action-movie star whose passion for the unattainable object of his affection nearly destroys him; a couple, both nineteen years old, who flee their suffocating hometown and struggle to survive on the fringes of the great city; and an aging Venice Beach alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when a meth-addled teenage girl shows up half-dead outside the restroom he calls home. Throughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that, taken as a whole, describe a city, a culture, and an age. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ben Foster

Length:

13h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

10:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

11:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

11:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

12:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

10:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

11:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

10:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:01


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

10:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

10:32


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

10:17


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

10:57


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

10:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

11:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

10:34


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

10:32


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:36


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

12:00


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:34