Lost McInterney on FiveChapters

Lost McInterney on FiveChapters
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Allison Mooney
  • 22 october 2007

The literary fiction site FiveChapters.com is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week by serializing a short story by Jay McInerney. But not just any post-“The Good Life”-in-between-wine-columns story. What makes this one newsworthy—and worth reading—is its origin. Stolen from the author’s apartment by a fan 20 years ago, “If Wishes Were Porsches” just came back into McInerney’s possession last year. The story was actually written back in 1986, shortly after his pioneer novel “Bright Lights, Big City” ignited the trend in “Yuppie Fiction.” Here’s the first paragraph:

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