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Paříž, rok 1992. Mladý Američan Jay sem přijíždí napsat knihu, která změní svět. Brzy zapadne do divokého životního stylu plného alkoholu, sexu a drog, seznámí se s krásnou modelkou Katerinou a bláznivě se do sebe zamilují. Společně pokračují v bouřlivé jízdě, která nemůže skončit dobře. Los Angeles, rok 2017. Jay je slavný, bohatý, ale vyhořelý spisovatel. Zdá se mu, že jeho život postrádá smysl. Z letargie ho vytáhne série záhadných zpráv na Facebooku a vtáhne ho zpátky do světa, odkud kdysi utekl.
Frey (A Million Little Pieces) crafts an underwhelming fictionalized memoir that follows Jay, a young American writer living in Paris and Los Angeles who is determined to write books that will "burn the world down." The narrative jumps between 1992 Paris and 2017 Los Angeles the 15 years in between, in which Jay achieves his dream of becoming a famous writer, pass unexamined. Looking back on his time in Paris, Jay considers his early ambitions and the love affair that informed his best work. After receiving a Facebook message from his former lover, Jay begins to recollect his debaucherous years in Paris in a series of vignettes that read like poor imitations of Henry Miller, rendered in choppy, disjointed prose that readers of Frey's earlier works will recognize. They may also recognize versions of high-profile incidents from Frey's life when they occur in the novel, such as Jay appearing on a talk show to defend himself after the host accuses him of lying about his first book. While the narrative hinges on Jay's thoughts about writing a great book, it does little to convince the reader that Jay is actually a talented writer. This quixotic novel might make some readers reconsider Frey's legacy, but the story itself will leave most wanting.