Sunday, August 07, 2016

Jay McInerney's six favorite books about New York City

Jay McInerney's newest novel is Bright, Precious Days. One of his six favorite books about New York City, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

Set in Brooklyn in the '70s and '80s, when gentrification existed in a hard-to-imagine future, this pop culture–soaked coming-of-age novel grapples with issues of race and class and family as it flirts with comic book–inspired magic realism. It even has a magic ring.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue