Bright Shiny Morning

Product Number: EB00235681
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061795640
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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.

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Author(s): James Frey
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009

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CD
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Author(s): James Frey
Narrator(s): Ben Foster
Product Number DD14302
Released: May 12, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780061780233
eAudio
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Author(s): James Frey
Narrator(s): Ben Foster
Product Number Z100069884
Released: Nov 25, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780061688287

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