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    Esther Stories (Paperback) By (author) Peter Orner, Foreword by Marilynne Robinson

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    DescriptionOne of the most acclaimed and original story collections of the last decade, Peter Orner's first book explores the brief but far-reaching occasions that haunt us. The discovery of a murdered man in a bathrobe by the side of a road, the destruction of a town's historic City Hall building, and the recollection of a cruel wartime decision are equally affecting in Orner's vivid and intimate gaze. The first half of the book concerns the lives of unrelated strangers across the American landscape, and the second introduces two very different Jewish families, one on the East Coast, the other in the Midwest. Yet Orner's real territory is memory, and this book of wide-ranging and innovative stories remains an important and unique contribution to the art of the American short story.

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    Esther Stories
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    By (author) Peter Orner, Foreword by Marilynne Robinson
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 229
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9780316224680
    ISBN 10: 0316224685

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    LC classification: PS3615.R58 A6 2013
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    23 April 2013
    Author Information
    Peter Orner is the author of two other books, "The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, "and "Love and Shame and Love. "Some of the stories in "Esther Stories "first appeared in "Atlantic Monthly, Epoch, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, "and" Southern Review," among other periodicals. One was reprinted in "The Best American Short Stories" 2001, and another in "The Pushcart Prize XXVI. " Orner was born in Chicago and now lives in San Francisco.
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    "Orner doesn't simply bring his characters to life, he gives them souls." "Margot Livesey, New York Times Book Review""