Bright Shiny Morning

£9.99

This novel takes a wild ride through L.A., where glittering excess rubs shoulders with seedy depravity. Frey’s trademark filmic snapshots zoom in on the parallel lives of diverse characters, bringing their egos and ideals, hopes and despairs, anxieties and absurdities vividly to life.

ISBN: 9781848540477 Author: Frey, James Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Publication Date: 19th March 2009 Imprint: John Murray Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:22) Pages: 547 Edition: |1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

‘An absolute triumph of a novel’ Guardian

‘Compulsive’ Independent

Welcome to LA. City of contradictions.

It is home to movie stars and down-and-outs. Palm-lined beaches and gridlock. Shopping sprees and gun sprees.

Bright Shiny Morning takes a wild ride through the ultimate metropolis, where glittering excess rubs shoulders with seedy depravity. Frey’s trademark filmic snapshots zoom in on the parallel lives of diverse characters, bringing their egos and ideals, hopes and despairs, anxieties and absurdities vividly to life.

Some suffer, like the otherworldly wino who tries to save a spoilt teenage runaway. Others gain, like the canny talent agent who turns sexual harassment to blackmailing advantage. Some are loaded, or grounded, and have luck on their side. Others, like the countless actresses-turned-hookers, or schoolboys-turned-gangsters, are doomed.

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