Even decades after their arrival, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they’re living the dream that drew them to New York City in the first place.
Combining the lyrical observation of F. Scott Fitzgerald with
the laser-bright social satire of Evelyn Waugh, Jay McInerney gives
us a novel that is stunningly accomplished and profoundly
As he maps the fault lines spreading through the once-impenetrable marriage of Russell and Corrine Calloway and chronicles Russell's wildly ambitious scheme to seize control of the publishing house at which he works, Jay McInerney creates an elegy for New York in the 1980s.
This new collection by the acclaimed novelist—and,
according to Salon, “the best wine writer in
America”—is generous and far-reaching, deeply
knowledgeable and often hilarious.
For more than a decade, Jay McInerney’s vinous essays, now featured in The Wall Street Journal, have been praised by restaurateurs (“Filled with small courses and surprising and exotic flavors, educational and delicious at the same time” —Mario Batali), by esteemed critics (“Brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative” —Robert M.