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The Business

Jay McInerney

‘So I said to Dalton, “No, no, I meant–what's the secret of a great screenplay?” And he said, “It's very simple, Lex. Three acts–first act, get man up tree, second act, shake a stick at him, third act, get him down from the tree.”’

Jay McInerney

Part of Jay McInerney’s Bright Lights, Big City was published in Granta 11 as a work-in-progress. His other works include Story of My Life (1988), Model Behaviour (1998), The Good Life (2006), and The Last Bachelor (2008), a collection of short stories.

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