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Model behavior : a novel and 7 stories

Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Model Behavior, Connor McKnight - former acolyte of film, Zen and Japanese literature - is not unaware that these avocations are wildly remote from his present occupation (fledgling celebrity journalist). Moreover, his longtime girlfriend, the fashion model Philomena, suddenly seems curiously remote herself - and soon enough appears to have decamped, avec diaphragm, for the other coast. Then there's the sister  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McInerney, Jay.
Model behavior.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998
(OCoLC)606986017
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay McInerney
ISBN: 0679428461 9780679428466
OCLC Number: 39478231
Description: vii, 275 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Model behavior --
The business --
Con doctor --
Smoke --
Getting in touch with Lonnie --
How it ended --
The queen and I --
Reunion.
Responsibility: Jay McInerney.
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In Model Behavior, Connor McKnight - former acolyte of film, Zen and Japanese literature - is not unaware that these avocations are wildly remote from his present occupation (fledgling celebrity journalist). Moreover, his longtime girlfriend, the fashion model Philomena, suddenly seems curiously remote herself - and soon enough appears to have decamped, avec diaphragm, for the other coast. Then there's the sister with whom he shared a flamboyantly addled childhood, and who now matches her brilliance for theoretical abstraction with a compassion for world suffering so acute that her own well-being is imperiled. So now, as Thanksgiving and Christmas bear down upon him, not to mention a female admirer who's stalking him by e-mail, Connor gropes his hapless, hilarious way toward not so much salvation as self-preservation, favoring the right things as he is relentlessly pursued by all the wrong, bad, ill-advised or plain unlucky. Model Behavior is McInerney at full tilt - while the seven stories included trace the arc of his career and, in their exploration of the varieties of delusion, fame and experience, display anew his rare ability to comprehend and re-create the manic flux of our society.

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