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The Palace Thief: Stories (Recent Picador Highlights)

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Academy Award winner Kevin Kline stars in the adaptation of the title story in this collection in a Universal Pictures release directed by Michael Hoffman (Restoration).

The Palace Thief is the story of a dedicated and inspiring classics professor at an elite prep school where an encounter with a student, the son of a powerful senator, inexorably alters his life. Forty-one years later at a reunion of his students, he is faced with the fear that he may have failed the most important challenge of his life — to have been a great teacher.

Review:

"Marvelous....Each plot is dramatic, its characters highly engaging, the suspense sustained and irresistible....A commanding performance." New York Times

Review:

"Extraordinary for its craft and emotional effect...a writer of enormous talent and charm." The Washington Post

Review:

"These four long stories are not only splendid reading material; they are stunning art, the kind if art that, blessed with an adamant yet unadorned intelligence, capers at the edge of life's deepest mysteries." The Dallas Morning News

About the Author

Ethan Canin is the author of Emperor of the Air, For Kings and Planets,and Carry Me Across the Water, among other books. A former physician, he is now on the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Table of Contents

The accountant — Batorsag and Szerelem — City of broken hearts — The palace thief.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312307318
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Canin, Ethan
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Recent Picador Highlights
Series Volume:
no. 209
Publication Date:
20021123
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.42x5.54x.62 in. .47 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Marvelous....Each plot is dramatic, its characters highly engaging, the suspense sustained and irresistible....A commanding performance."
"Review" by , "Extraordinary for its craft and emotional effect...a writer of enormous talent and charm."
"Review" by , "These four long stories are not only splendid reading material; they are stunning art, the kind if art that, blessed with an adamant yet unadorned intelligence, capers at the edge of life's deepest mysteries."
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