The Pacific and Other Stories

The Pacific and Other Stories


By (author) Mark Helprin

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 366 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143035762
  • ISBN 13: 9780143035763
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 552,221

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A dazzling collection of short storiesby Mark Helprin, bestselling author of"Winter's Tale," which is now a major motion picture starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, and Jennifer Connelly "The Pacific and Other Stories"isa collection of sixteen stories that display the remarkable scope, incomparable wit, and deft prose that have come to be Mark Helprin's signature. A British paratrooper jumps into occupied territory; the 1958 New York Yankees gain an unexpected teammate in a puny, teenaged Hasidic Jew; a September 11th widow receives an astonishing gift from the contractor working on her new apartment these and other stories exhibit the constantly changing variety of the ocean itself, the peaks and troughs of life. Lighthearted, glittering fables are met with starker tales that sound the depths of sacrifice and duty. "The Pacific and Other Stories" is a resplendent, powerful collection of lasting substance and emotional import."

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Author information

Educated at Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford, Mark Helprin served in the Israeli Army, Israeli Air Force, and British Merchant Navy. He is the author of, among other titles, A Dove of the East and Other Stories, Refiner's Fire, Ellis Island and Other Stories, Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, and Memoir from Antproof Case.

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Helprin reaffirms his place as our most elegant moralist... [His] range is staggering. ("Entertainment Weekly", Editor's Choice) There is plenty of magic here ... in a prose that is as glassy and smooth as amber. ("Los Angeles Times") A master crafter of the short story ("San Francisco Chronicle")