Book by Canin Ethan
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-Extraordinary for its craft and emotional effect . . . [Ethan Canin is] a writer of enormous talent and charm.-
-The Washington Post
-Character is destiny, - wrote Heraclitus-and in this collection of four unforgettable stories, we meet people struggling to understand themselves and the unexpected turns their lives have taken. In -Accountant, - a quintessential company man becomes obsessed with the phenomenal success of a reckless childhood friend. -Batorsag and Szerelem- tells the story of a boy's fascination with the mysterious life and invented language of his brother, a math prodigy. In -City of Broken Hearts, - a divorced father tries to fathom the patterns of modern relationships. And in -The Palace Thief, - a history teacher at an exclusive boarding school reflects on the vicissitudes of a lifetime connection with a student scoundrel. A remarkable achievement by one of America's finest writers, this brilliant volume reveals the moments of insight that illuminate everyday lives.
-Captivating . . . a heartening tribute to the form . . . an exquisite performance.-
-The Boston Sunday Globe
-A model of wit, wisdom, and empathy. Chekhov would have appreciated its frank renderings and quirky ironies.-
"Marvelous...Each plot is dramatic, its characters highly engaging, the suspense sustained and irresistible...A commanding performance."-"The New York Times
"Extraordinary for its craft and emotional effect...a writer of enormous talent and charm." -"The Washington Post
"These four long stories are not only splendid reading material; they are stunning art, the kind if art that, blessed with an adamant yet unadorned intelligence, capers at the edge of life's deepest mysteries." -"The Dallas Morning News
"Masterful...[Canin is] a keen and compassionate talent. His writing is cut of whole cloth; it is beautiful and it wears well." --"New York Daily News
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