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Ellis Island and Other Stories

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Marshall Pearl is orphaned at birth aboard an illegal immigrant ship off the coast of Palestine in 1947 and brought as an infant to America. Determined to see the world in its beauty, ferocity, and ultimate justice, he does so, in scenes of gorgeous color and great excitement, as a child in the Hudson Valley, fighting the Rastafarians in Jamaica, at Harvard, in a slaughterhouse on the Great Plains, in the Mexican desert, on the sea, and in the Alps. Finally, he is drawn to Israel to confront the logic of his birth in a crucible of war, magic, suffering, and grace. At the opening of the book, he is one of the dying wounded being transported to Haifa during the 1973 War. We follow him as he dreams, reconstructing his life, until, by the strength of what he has learned, suffered, and hoped, Marshall Pearl rises.

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and nominee for both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the american Book Award, these ten stories and the celebrated title novella are “beyond compare...[Helprin’s] imagination should be protected by some intellectual equivalent of the National Park Service” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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Winner of the Prix de Rome and the National Jewish Book Award, these ten stories and the title novella, "Ellis Island," exhibit tremendous range and versatility of style and technique, yet are closely unified in their beauty and in their concern with enduring and universal questions.

Synopsis:

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and nominee for both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Book Award, these ten stories and the celebrated title novella are “beyond compare . . . [Helprins] imagination should be protected by some intellectual equivalent of the National Park Service” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

About the Author

Educated at Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford, MARK HELPRIN served in the Israeli army, Israeli Air Force, and British Merchant Navy. He is the author of, among other titles, A Dove of the East and Other Stories, Refiner's Fire, Winter's Tale, and A Soldier of the Great War. He lives in Virginia.

Table of Contents

The Schreuderspitze 1

Letters from the Samantha 35

Martin Bayer 49

North Light 65

A Vermont Tale 71

White Gardens 91

Palais de Justice 95

A Room of Frail Dancers 107

La Volpaia 117

Tamar 121

Ellis Island 133

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156283151
Author:
Helprin, Mark
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 101-139
Publication Date:
20050905
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Winner of the Prix de Rome and the National Jewish Book Award, these ten stories and the title novella, "Ellis Island," exhibit tremendous range and versatility of style and technique, yet are closely unified in their beauty and in their concern with enduring and universal questions.

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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and nominee for both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Book Award, these ten stories and the celebrated title novella are “beyond compare . . . [Helprins] imagination should be protected by some intellectual equivalent of the National Park Service” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

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