About this book
In the shadow of 9/11, comes this story of love, family and conflicting desires, the sequel to the successful "Brightness Falls". McInerney is back doing what he does best - the life of the city in all its personal, professional, social and moral complexity. 'McInerney here joins a small number of dissident novelists, headed by Norman Mailer, who change the way we look at American history.' Alain de Botton
Ten years on from Brightness Falls, Russell is still a literary editor although in a diminished capacity. Across town, Luke, a wealthy ex-investment banker, is taking a sabbatical from making money, struggling to reconnect with his socially resplendent wife. These two Manhattan families are teetering on the brink of change when 9/11 happens.