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By James Frey

Essentially the most celebrated and debatable authors in the USA gives you his first novel--a sweeping chronicle of up to date la that's daring, exhilarating, and totally original.

Dozens of characters go around the reader's sight lines--some by no means to be obvious again--but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's misplaced souls and captures the dramatic narrative in their lives: a vibrant, bold younger Mexican-American lady who permits her destiny to be undone by means of a second of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic action-movie superstar whose ardour for the unimaginable item of his affection approximately destroys him; a pair, either nineteen years previous, who flee their suffocating place of origin and fight to outlive at the fringes of the nice urban; and an getting older Venice seashore alcoholic whose existence is grew to become the wrong way up whilst a meth-addled teenage woman exhibits up half-dead outdoor the restroom he calls home.

Throughout this strikingly strong novel there's the relentless drumbeat of the hundreds of thousands of different tales that, taken as a complete, describe a urban, a tradition, and an age. a blinding journey de strength, Bright glossy Morning illuminates the fun, horrors, and unforeseen fortunes of existence and dying in l. a..

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Prue. ' he said, in an uncertain voice, glancing at her while she poured the tea. 'About having dinner at Killane House…' His eyes pleaded, and Prue resented that, for her mother's sake. Couldn't he spend one evening away from Lucy Killane? Or was he hoping that she and Mrs Killane would become friends? Whatever the truth, one thing was blatantly obvious—her father badly wanted to have dinner at Killane House that evening. ' she asked flatly. ' James Allardyce looked at her, then away, a dark flush in his face.

Her father went ahead, carrying her case up the winding, creaking stair leading to the first floor. She followed slowly, and now it was a sound she remembered. How many times as a child had she lain in bed and listened for the creak of her father's footsteps on the stairs? Farmers went to bed early, rose early—that was something else her mother had hated about the life here. James Allardyce put her suitcase down and Prue stood in the doorway, looking around her at the dark- beamed ceiling, the neat little bed with a pink satin quilt and a pile of crisp white pillows, the polished oak floorboards on which home-made tufted mats were scattered, the chintz curtains sprinkled with apple-blossom print.

It was a peaceful day from then on; Prue unpacked and settled into her old room, then went downstairs and wandered around the house and garden, revisiting her childhood and feeling disorientated—yet quietly happy. Her father found her sitting on the old swing under the apple tree, a sheepdog beside her. Looking up at the sound of his footsteps, Prue asked, 'This isn't old Bess, is it, Dad? ' He grimaced. ' 'Oh, poor old Bess,' Prue said, saddened. 'So, you're Meg, are you? ' James Allardyce watched her ruffling the dog's black and white ears.

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