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Extraordinary for its craft and emotional effect . . . Ethan Canin is] a writer of enormous talent and charm.

-The Washington Post

Character is destiny, wrote Heraclitus-and in this collection of four unforgettable stories, we meet people struggling to understand themselves and the unexpected turns their lives have taken. In Accountant, a quintessential company man becomes obsessed with the phenomenal success of a reckless childhood friend. Batorsag and Szerelem tells the story of a boy's fascination with the mysterious life and invented language of his brother, a math prodigy. In City of Broken Hearts, a divorced father tries to fathom the patterns of modern relationships. And in The Palace Thief, a history teacher at an exclusive boarding school reflects on the vicissitudes of a lifetime connection with a student scoundrel. A remarkable achievement by one of America's finest writers, this brilliant volume reveals the moments of insight that illuminate everyday lives.

Captivating . . . a heartening tribute to the form . . . an exquisite performance.

-The Boston Sunday Globe

A model of wit, wisdom, and empathy. Chekhov would have appreciated its frank renderings and quirky ironies.

-Chicago Tribune

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

Canin, Ethan
Random House
New York :
Short stories
Men -- Fiction.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
205 p.

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