Posed with astonishing understanding and compassion, these questions power a novel rich with characters and events, both comic and harrowing, revelatory about not only New York after the attacks, but also the toll taken on those lucky enough to have survived them. 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.
©2006 Bright Lights, Big City, Inc.; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Tender and entertaining....McInerney delivers [the story] with grace and wit." (Publishers Weekly)
"There have been a number of 9/11 novels lately, as writers grapple with what that terrible day means to us. This one is essential." (Booklist)
"The Good Life is McInerney’s most fully imagined novel as it is his most ambitious and elegiac.” (The New York Review of Books)
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