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Emperor of the Air

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Publisher Comments:

The critical and popular success (New York Times bestseller) that won a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship and launched Canin's career, Emperor of the Air explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction" (San Francisco Chronicle). As People magazine commented, "Like a spider's web, this collection of spare, precise short stories is cleverly alluring and deceptively strong."

Review:

"Canin continually surprises readers as he casts the mundane in new light." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The way these stories transcend the ordinariness of human voices is startling." New York Times

Review:

"This is one of the strongest first story collections in years, from a generous writer with heart and style and the power to surprise." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

EMPEROR OF THE AIR "explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction" (San Francisco Chronicle). Whether his characters are struggling to save trees in their yards, their marriages, or themselves, Cannin renders their moments of revelation with rich observation, energy, humor, and grace.

About the Author

Ethan Canin lives in Iowa City and San Francisco.

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Eric Watson, March 20, 2015 (view all comments by Eric Watson)
Truly amazing! I've re-read this collection a number of times and each time I come away with a profound sense of the interdependencies between all of us. The author has an amazing way of authentically voicing a variety of characters. The stories illustrate snapshots of a diverse number of human experiences: loss of a spouse, the hardships of growing up, the joy of raising a child, and a sense of general awe with simply being alive.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618004140
Author:
Canin, Ethan
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25x5.51x.46 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Libri - English 9780618004140 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Canin continually surprises readers as he casts the mundane in new light." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "The way these stories transcend the ordinariness of human voices is startling."
"Review" by , "This is one of the strongest first story collections in years, from a generous writer with heart and style and the power to surprise."
"Synopsis" by ,
EMPEROR OF THE AIR "explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction" (San Francisco Chronicle). Whether his characters are struggling to save trees in their yards, their marriages, or themselves, Cannin renders their moments of revelation with rich observation, energy, humor, and grace.
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