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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.”

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This brilliant new work from the acclaimed author of "Emperor of the Air" presents four novellas--each a stunning fictional portrait--that tell of people trying to understand why their lives have taken such surprising turns. Academy Award winner Kevin Kline stars in the adaptation of the title story in a Universal Pictures release directed by Michael Hoffman ("Restoration").

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ISBN:
9780812976175
Author:
Canin, Ethan
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
short stories;fiction;stories;literature
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.01x5.22x.52 in. .36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This brilliant new work from the acclaimed author of "Emperor of the Air" presents four novellas--each a stunning fictional portrait--that tell of people trying to understand why their lives have taken such surprising turns. Academy Award winner Kevin Kline stars in the adaptation of the title story in a Universal Pictures release directed by Michael Hoffman ("Restoration").
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