Worlds collide, relationships fragment and the dark underbelly of the American dream is exposed. A transsexual prostitute accidentally propositions his own father; a senator's serial infidelities leave him in hot water; two young lovers spend Christmas together high on different drugs. McInerney's characters struggle together in a shifting world where old certainties dissolve and nobody can be sure of where they stand. "How it Ended" is a powerful, funny and moving collection by one of the great storytellers of our time. "Metropolitan, middle-class young people grow up to learn that their triumphs will be hollow and their relationships false. McInerney flourishes amid the desolation: a kind of breezy, upbeat tone informs these dry, sardonic meditations on worldliness" - Esquire".
Jay McInerney is the author of six novels, BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, RANSOM, STORY OF MY LIFE, BRIGHTNESS FALLS, THE LAST OF THE SAVAGES and MODEL BEHAVIOUR. He lives in New York and Nashville.