By James Frey
Essentially the most celebrated and arguable authors in the US grants his first novel--a sweeping chronicle of up to date la that's daring, exhilarating, and completely original.
Dozens of characters go around the reader's sight lines--some by no means to be visible again--but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's misplaced souls and captures the dramatic narrative in their lives: a shiny, bold younger Mexican-American lady who permits her destiny to be undone by way of a second of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic action-movie superstar whose ardour for the unimaginable item of his affection approximately destroys him; a pair, either nineteen years previous, who flee their suffocating homeland and fight to outlive at the fringes of the good urban; and an getting older Venice seashore alcoholic whose existence is became the other way up whilst a meth-addled teenage woman indicates up half-dead outdoor the restroom he calls home.
Throughout this strikingly robust novel there's the relentless drumbeat of the hundreds of thousands of alternative tales that, taken as a complete, describe a urban, a tradition, and an age. a stunning travel de strength, Bright glossy Morning illuminates the thrill, horrors, and unforeseen fortunes of existence and loss of life in l. a..
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Back then, I wanted to feel their drunken fingers fumbling at me. I wanted to hear them whisper me awake and tell me to open my legs. I wondered what it would be like in the village, when the men came home from the bar. I wondered if I would make a good village wife, or if I would talk back too much, if I would let them fumble. I would. I would pretend to be asleep when they got home. I’d hear the stumbling and I’d keep my eyes closed, hear the water go on, hear them washing up for me, the footsteps coming closer.
Made my choice for me. ” He pulled me on top of him and he pulled at my hair, let the rest of the tendrils loose. I pulled my head back, in motion with his tug. He liked that. I could tell. He leaned in close to my breasts. Kissed at them. He saw the swelling. Touched it. ” He kissed it gently. Let go of my hair. Tried to be tender. It was nice and I liked it and I knew I shouldn’t be letting him do what he was doing. He didn’t deserve me but it felt nice and I wasn’t going to make him stop. He pulled me into my room and took my clothes off and for once I was able to drown out the sound of the birds outside.
White. Not red. I didn’t want my lips or teeth to turn black. To give the hint that I had been waiting. I checked my breath six times. I rinsed with Scope. I flossed because I thought there had been some bread stuck in between my teeth. I ate bread because I didn’t want to ruin my appetite but I didn’t want to be drunk. Then I had another glass. I washed my glass to keep myself from finishing the bottle. My sponge smelled. I needed to buy a new one. I smelled my hands and they smelled stale. That smell of old food and old cellulose.