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Emerald City by Jennifer Egan
  

Emerald City

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From the author of one of the top novels of 2011, A Visit from the Goon Squad, comes an elegant and poignant collection of short stories; seamless evocations of self-discovery. These eleven masterful stories - the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan - deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. The collection is not to be missed.

If you like Jennifer Egan you might also like to read books by Maggie O'Farrell, Lionel Shriver and Annie Proulx.

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Synopsis

Emerald City by Jennifer Egan

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.

Reviews

...almost as good as her astounding novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, which is going some. -- Julie Burchill * Observer Books of 2012 * boldly modulated short stories, tales of displacement and blazing moments of truth...riveting, vaguely Hitchcockian...piercingly tender...outstanding. * New York Times Book Review * Affecting accuracy...quiet but disturbing...She deftly depicts the ways in which women can create glamorously detailed personas for one another based on passing observations * Time Magazine * Immensely appealing...Told with dazzling insight and emotional daring * Elle * Astounding...The wistfulness of her characters, her transcendent prose-concise and lyrical-and the consistently high caliber of stories in this collection mark Jennifer Egan as a tremendous talent. * Detour Magazine * Egan displays wonderful empathy toward people who are standing at the brink of life; her tales celebrate the power of hope and redemption. Like a necklace in which every stone is a stunner, Emerald City will take your breath away * Glamour *


About the Author

Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is the author of The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. A Visit from the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2011. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.

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Publication date

19th January 2012

Author

Jennifer Egan

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Publisher

Corsair an imprint of Constable and Robinson

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories

ISBN

9781780331218

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