These eleven masterful stories--the first collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan--deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan's characters--models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls--are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illiis to seek their own transformations. Elegant and poignant, the stories in Emerald City--a teen's discovery of his father's secret life, a financial trader who runs into the con man who swindled him--are seamless evocations of self-discovery.
Jennifer Egan is the author of many bestselling, critically acclaimed books, including The Invisible Circus, The Keep, and Emerald City and Other Stories. In 2011 she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Visit From the Goon Squad. Also a journalist, she writes frequently in the New York Times Magazine.
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Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
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Richard Waterhouse,Madeleine Lambert,Charlie Thurston