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Wine Reads - A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing (Paperback, Main): Jay McInerney Wine Reads - A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing (Paperback, Main)
Jay McInerney 1
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Country & Townhouse's Best Book for Christmas, 2018 A delectable anthology celebrating the finest writing on wine. In this richly literary anthology, Jay McInerney - bestselling novelist and acclaimed wine columnist for Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal and House and Garden - selects over twenty pieces of memorable fiction and nonfiction about the making, selling and, of course, drinking of fine wine. Including excerpts from novels, short fiction, memoir and narrative nonfiction, Wine Reads features big names in the trade and literary heavyweights alike. We follow Kermit Lynch to the Northern Rhone, while long-time New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling raises feeding and imbibing on a budget in Paris into something of an art form. Michael Dibdin's fictional Venetian detective Aurelio Zen gets a lesson in Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello vintages from an eccentric celebrity, and writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Chateau d'Yquem to sample different years of the roi des vins. Also showcasing an iconic scene from Rex Pickett's Sideways and work by Jancis Robinson, Roald Dahl, Auberon Waugh and McInerney himself, this is an essential volume for any disciple of Bacchus.

Brightness Falls (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney Brightness Falls (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney 1
R235 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R47 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Corrine Calloway is a young stockbroker on Wall Street, her husband Russell an underpaid but ambitious publishing editor. The happily married couple head into New York's 1980s gold rush, awash with prospects and promise, where the best and brightest vie with the worst and most craven for riches, fame and the love of beautiful people. But the Calloways soon discover that what goes up must come crashing down, both on Wall Street and at home. Brightness Falls captures lives-in-the-making: men and women confronting adulthood with wit and low behaviour, fear and confusion, and, just occasionally, a little honesty and decency.

The Good Life (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney The Good Life (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney 1
R241 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R33 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ten years on from Brightness Falls, Russell Calloway is still a literary editor; his wife Corrine has sacrificed her career to watch anxiously over their children. Across town Luke McGavock, a wealthy ex-investment banker, is taking a sabbatical from moneymaking, struggling to reconnect with his socially resplendent wife Sasha and their angst-ridden teenage daughter, Ashley. These two Manhattan families are teetering on the brink of change when 9/11 happens. Through the lens of catastrophe, The Good Life explores that territory between hope and despair, love and loss, regret and fulfilment. This is Jay McInerney doing what he does best, presenting us with life in New York City, in all its moral complexity.

Wine Reads - A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing (Hardcover): Jay McInerney Wine Reads - A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing (Hardcover)
Jay McInerney
R582 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this richly literary anthology, Jay McInerney--bestselling novelist and acclaimed wine columnist for Town & Country, Wall Street Journal, and House and Garden--selects over twenty pieces of memorable fiction and nonfiction about the making, selling, and of course, drinking of fine wine. Including excerpts from novels, short fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction, Wine Reads features big names in the trade and literary heavyweights alike. We follow Kermit Lynch to the Northern Rhone in a chapter from his classic Adventures on the Wine Route. In an excerpt from Between Meals, long-time New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling raises feeding and imbibing on a budget in Paris into something of an art form--and discovers a very good rose from just west of the Rhone. Michael Dibdin's fictional Venetian detective Aurelio Zen gets a lesson in Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello vintages from an eccentric celebrity. In real life, and over half a century ago, Jewish-Czech writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Chateau d'Yquem to sample different years of the "roi des vins" alongside a French connoisseur who had his first taste of wine at age four. Also showcasing an iconic scene from Rex Pickett's Sideways and work by Jancis Robinson, Benjamin Wallace, and McInerney himself, this is an essential volume for any disciple of Bacchus.

Bright, Precious Days (Paperback): Jay McInerney Bright, Precious Days (Paperback)
Jay McInerney 1
R286 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R77 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Stylish observation ...Suspenseful and well told' Lionel Shriver, Financial Times It is 2008 and Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in the bright lights of New York. Obama and Clinton are fighting for leadership and the collapse of Lehman Brothers looms. Meanwhile, Russell is running his own publishing company, and clinging to their downtown loft; Corrine manages a charity, and is desperate to move somewhere with more space for their twins. Although they try to forget each other's past indiscretions, when Jeff Pierce's posthumous novel gathers a new cult following, the memory of their friend begins to haunt the couple. Then, with devastating timing, Corrine's former lover makes an unexpected reappearance...

Bright Lights, Big City (Paperback): Jay McInerney Bright Lights, Big City (Paperback)
Jay McInerney 1
R238 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R33 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A brilliant and moving work - unique, refreshing, imaginatively powerful' New York Times You are at a nightclub talking to a girl with a shaved head. The club is either Heartbreak or the Lizard Lounge. All might become clear if you could just slip into the bathroom and do a little more Bolivian Marching Powder. Then again, it might not... So begins our nameless hero's trawl through the brightly lit streets of Manhattan, sampling all this wonderland has to offer yet suspecting that tomorrow's hangover may be caused by more than simple excess. Bright Lights, Big City is an acclaimed classic which marked Jay McInerney as one of the major writers of our time.

The Last of the Savages (Paperback): Jay McInerney The Last of the Savages (Paperback)
Jay McInerney
R212 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R28 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When staid Patrick Keane meets his roommate at a New England boarding-school, a strange, enduring friendship of extremes is forged. For Will Savage, privileged white son of the Mississippi Delta, has embraced black soul music and adopted its raw, searing anthems as his own. Spanning three decades from the turbulent sixties to the nineties, The Last of the Savages is a profound exploration of interracial love, music, family, honour and friendship.

How it Ended (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney How it Ended (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney
R208 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R28 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A transsexual prostitute accidentally propositions his own father. A senator's serial infidelities leave him in hot water. And two young lovers spend Christmas together high on different drugs. This work aims to expose the dark underbelly of the American dream.

Bright Lights Big City # (Paperback): Jay McInerney Bright Lights Big City # (Paperback)
Jay McInerney
R320 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The tragicomedy of a young man in NYC, struggling with the reality of his mother's death, alienation and the seductive pull of drugs.

Manhattan Transfer (Paperback, New Ed): John DOS Passos Manhattan Transfer (Paperback, New Ed)
John DOS Passos; Introduction by Jay McInerney
R307 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R79 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A colourful, multi-facted chronicle of New York in the early 1920s, Manhattan Transfer ranks with Joyce's Ulysses as a powerful and often lyrical meditation on the modern city. Using experimental montage and collage techniques borrowed from the cinema, and the jumbled case histories of a picaresque range of characters from dockside crapshooters to high-society flappers, Dos Passos constructs a brilliant picture of New York City as a great futuristic machine filled with motion, drama and human tragedy.

Ransom (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney Ransom (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney
R211 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R28 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and simplicity he could not find at home, and tries to exorcise the terror he encountered earlier in his travels - a blur of violence and death at the Khyber Pass. Supporting himself by teaching English to eager Japanese businessmen, Ransom feels safe amongst his fellow expatriates. But soon he is threatened by everything he thought he had left behind, in a sequence of bizarre events whose consequences he cannot escape.

Model Behaviour (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney Model Behaviour (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"I'm sick of all this pointless glamour," his glamorous girlfriend said. "I want a simple life." If only Connor McNab 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 is only concerned about the suddenly elusive celebrity of the month. Thanks goodness for Pallas, a knock-out table dancer with a heart of gold.

Wine Reads - A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing (Hardcover, Main): Jay McInerney Wine Reads - A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing (Hardcover, Main)
Jay McInerney 1
R470 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R95 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Country & Townhouse's Best Book for Christmas, 2018 A delectable anthology celebrating the finest writing on wine. In this richly literary anthology, Jay McInerney - bestselling novelist and acclaimed wine columnist for Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal and House and Garden - selects over twenty pieces of memorable fiction and nonfiction about the making, selling and, of course, drinking of fine wine. Including excerpts from novels, short fiction, memoir and narrative nonfiction, Wine Reads features big names in the trade and literary heavyweights alike. We follow Kermit Lynch to the Northern Rhone in a chapter from his classic Adventures on the Wine Route. In an excerpt from Between Meals, long-time New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling raises feeding and imbibing on a budget in Paris into something of an art form - and discovers a very good rose from just west of the Rhone. Michael Dibdin's fictional Venetian detective Aurelio Zen gets a lesson in Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello vintages from an eccentric celebrity. Jewish-Czech writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Chateau d'Yquem to sample different years of the "roi des vins" alongside a French connoisseur who had his first taste of wine at age four. Also showcasing an iconic scene from Rex Pickett's Sideways and work by Jancis Robinson, Benjamin Wallace and McInerney himself, this is an essential volume for any disciple of Bacchus.

Brightness Falls (Paperback, 1st Vintage contemporaries ed): Jay McInerney Brightness Falls (Paperback, 1st Vintage contemporaries ed)
Jay McInerney
R325 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R83 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

he bestselling Brightness Falls--now in trade paper from the author of Bright Lights, Big City. In the story of Russell and Corrine Calloway, set against the world of New York publishing, McInerney provides a stunningly accomplished portrayal of people contending with early success, then getting lost in the middle of their lives.

La Buena Vida (Spanish, Paperback): Jay McInerney La Buena Vida (Spanish, Paperback)
Jay McInerney; Translated by Patricia Anton
R422 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ransom (Paperback, 1st ed): Jay McInerney Ransom (Paperback, 1st ed)
Jay McInerney
R309 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R41 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Ransom," Jay McInerney's second novel, belongs to the distinguished tradition of novels about exile. Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and simplicity he could not find at home, and tries to exorcise the terror he encountered earlier in his travels--a blur of violence and death at the Khyber Pass.
Ransom has managed to regain control, chiefly through the rigors of karate. Supporting himself by teaching English to eager Japanese businessmen, he finds company with impresario Miles Ryder and fellow expatriates whose headquarters is Buffalo Rome, a blues-bar that satisfies the hearty local appetite for Americana and accommodates the drifters pouring through Asia in the years immediately after the fall of Vietnam.
Increasingly, Ransom and his circle are threatened, by everything they thought they had left behind, in a sequence of events whose consequences Ransom can forestall but cannot change.
Jay McInerney details the pattern of adventure and disillusionment that leads Christopher Ransom toward an inevitable reckoning with his fate--in a novel of grand scale and serious implications.

The Last of the Savages - A Novel (Paperback, 1st Vintage contemporaries ed): Jay McInerney The Last of the Savages - A Novel (Paperback, 1st Vintage contemporaries ed)
Jay McInerney
R321 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R21 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the bestselling author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls comes a chronicle of a generation, as enacted by two men who represent all the passions and extremes of the class of 1969. Patrick Keane and Will Savage meet at prep school at the beginning of the explosive '60s. Over the next 30 years, they remain friends even as they pursue radically divergent destinies--and harbor secrets that defy rebellion and conformity.

The Ginger Man (Paperback): J.P. Donleavy The Ginger Man (Paperback)
J.P. Donleavy; Introduction by Jay McInerney
R337 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published in Paris in 1955, and originally banned in the United States, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, "The Ginger Man" is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. He barely has time for his studies and avoids bill collectors, makes love to almost anything in a skirt, and tries to survive without having to descend into the bottomless pit of steady work. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable--and he satisfies it with endless charm.

Model Behaviour (Hardcover): Jay McInerney Model Behaviour (Hardcover)
Jay McInerney
R306 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R61 (20%) Out of stock

The story of Collin McNab, whose model girlfriend has left him to seek the simple life in California and whose friend Jeremy Green has had his dog kidnapped.

The Story of My Life (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney The Story of My Life (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney
R120 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R24 (20%) Out of stock

This novel focuses on a section of 1980s Manhattan culture. Beautiful, blunt, world-weary and 20, Alison depicts the group-indulgence and parental indifference that conspire against her, as her plight is drawn with humour and finesse.

Model Behaviour (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney Model Behaviour (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney 2
R120 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R24 (20%) Out of stock

'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.

How it Ended (Hardcover): Jay McInerney How it Ended (Hardcover)
Jay McInerney 1
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Out of stock

This collection of stories examines worlds in collision, relationships fragmenting and the dark underbelly of the American dream. The characters in these stories struggle together in a shifting world where old certainties dissolve and nobody can be sure of where they stand.

Brightness Falls (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney Brightness Falls (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney
R120 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R24 (20%) Out of stock

'The story of a disintegrating marriage set in New York in the frenzied few months leading up to the Wall Street crash of 1987. A sort of BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES with the added advantage of believable, likeable characters' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Their moment was of the brief, shining sort when everything seemed possible. The gold rush of the 1980s, when the best and the brightest vied with the worst and most craven for riches, fame and the love of beautiful people. With all the force and cunning enterprise of Manhattan itself, BRIGHTNESS FALLS captures lives-in-the-making - men and women confronting their sudden middle-age with wit and low behaviour, fear and confusion, and occasionally even a little honesty and decency. None of them, ever, would be the same again

Ransom (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney Ransom (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Out of stock

Since Christopher Ransom has been living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, he has devoted himself to the study of karate. He doesn't just want to be good, he wants to be transformed. Two years after a lapse in his scruples drew him into crisis on the Khyber Pass, it is through karate that Ransom has regained some control, beginning to subsume his disillusionment and assuage his guilt. But soon he finds himself threatened by everything he thought he had left behind - a sequence of bizarre events whose consequences he cannot escape.

The Good Life (Paperback, New edition): Jay McInerney The Good Life (Paperback, New edition)
Jay McInerney 2
R179 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R36 (20%) Out of stock

Ten years on from Brightness Falls, Russell Calloway is still a literary editor although in a diminished capacity; his wife, Corrine, has sacrificed her career to watch anxiously over their children. Across town Luke McGavock, a wealthy ex-investment banker, is taking a sabbatical from making money, struggling to reconnect with his socially resplendent wife, Sasha, and their angst-ridden teenage daughter, Ashley. These two Manhattan families are teetering on the brink of change when 9/11 happens. The "Good Life" explores through the lens of catastrophe that territory between hope and despair, love and loss, regret and fulfilment. But, ultimately, this is Jay McInerney doing what he does best, presenting us with the life of New York City in all its moral complexity.

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