aExtraordinary for its craft and emotional effect . . . [Ethan Canin is] a writer of enormous talent and charm.a aThe Washington Post aCharacter is destiny, a wrote Heraclitusaand in this collection of four unforgettable stories, we meet people struggling to understand themselves and the unexpected turns their lives have taken. In aAccountant, a a quintessential company man becomes obsessed with the phenomenal success of a reckless childhood friend. aBatorsag and Szerelema tells the story of a boyas fascination with the mysterious life and invented language of his brother, a math prodigy. In aCity of Broken Hearts, a a divorced father tries to fathom the patterns of modern relationships. And in aThe Palace Thief, a 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 Americaas finest writers, this brilliant volume reveals the moments of insight that illuminate everyday lives. aCaptivating . . . a heartening tribute to the form . . . an exquisite performance.a aThe Boston Sunday Globe aA model of wit, wisdom, and empathy. Chekhov would have appreciated its frank renderings and quirky ironies.a aChicago TribuneaExtraordinary for its craft and emotional effect . . . [Ethan Canin is] a writer of enormous talent and charm.a aThe Washington Post aCharacter is destiny, a wrote Heraclitusaand in this collection of four unforgettable stories, ...
|Title||:||The Palace Thief|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2013-03-06|