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Emerald City

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Anchor Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0307387534
  • 9780307387530
  • 267,068

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“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"show more

About Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Eganis the author of four novels: A Visit from the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus;and the story collectionEmerald City.Her stories have been published inThe New Yorker, Harper s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, andPloughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently inThe New York Times Magazine.She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. "show more

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"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." - Timeshow more

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1,922 ratings
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4 44% (841)
3 30% (572)
2 6% (117)
1 1% (19)
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