The Good Life (Paperback)
Vintage Books USA, 9780375725456, 364pp.
Publication Date: April 24, 2007
In this bestselling novel, the author of Bright Lights, Big City unveils a story of love, family, conflicting desires, and catastrophic loss in a powerfully searing work of fiction.
Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are wonderstruck by young twins whose provenance is nothing less than miraculous. Several miles uptown and perched near the top of the Upper East Side's social register, Luke McGavock has postponed his accumulation of wealth in an attempt to recover the sense of purpose now lacking in a life that often gives him pause. But on a September morning, brightness falls horribly from the sky, and people worlds apart suddenly find themselves working side by side at the devastated site.
Wise, surprising, and, ultimately, heart-stoppingly redemptive, The Good Life captures lives that allow us to see through personal, social, and moral complexity more clearly into the heart of things.
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Praise For The Good Life…
“A real love story . . . with a sympathy and depth new to McInerney’s fiction.” —The New York Times
“The Good Life is McInerney’s most fully imagined novel as it is his most ambitious and elegiac.” —The New York Review of Books
“A triumph.”—The Village Voice
“McInerney at his narrative best.”—Chicago Sun-Times