Emerald City and Other Stories

Author(s): Jennifer Egan

Short Stories

From the bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning A Visit From the Goon Squad.


 


These eleven masterful stories - the first collection from acclaimed 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 Illinois to seek their own transformations. Elegant and poignant, the stories in Emerald City are seamless evocations of self-discovery.

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From the bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning A Visit From the Goon Squad.

"Lustrous. . . .These stories sparkle with Egan's fresh imagery and precise renderings of mood and place. . . . A writer of tremendous intelligence and grace." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

"Boldly modulated tales of displacement and blazing moments of truth. . . . Riveting, vaguely Hitchcockian. . . . Piercingly tender. . . . Outstanding." - The New York Times Book Review

 

"Immensely appealing. . . . Told with dazzling insight and emotional daring." - Elle

 

"[Egan] deftly depicts the ways in which women can create glamorously detailed personas for another based on passing observations." -Time

Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and St John's College, Cambridge. She is the author of three novels, The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the bestselling The Keep, and a short story collection, Emerald City. She has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's and Ploughshares, among others, and her journalism appears frequently in the New York Times Magazine. A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2011.

General Fields

  • : 9781780331218
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Corsair
  • : October 2011
  • : 194mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jennifer Egan
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 813.6
  • : 192