The Palace Thief (Paperback) - Canin, Ethan

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This brilliant new work from the acclaimed author of "Emperor of the Air" presents four novellas--each a stunning fictional portrait--that tell of people trying to understand why their lives have taken such surprising turns. Academy Award winner Kevin Kline stars in the adaptation of the title story in a Universal Pictures release directed by Michael Hoffman ("Restoration").

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780812976175
SKU 202147579
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812976177
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
Ethan Canin
Raised in California, Ethan Canin was trained as a physician at the Harvard Medical School, but left medicine in 1995 to devote himself to writing fiction, stating in a New York Times interview (11/10/1998): "I was leaving the most secure job in the world for the least secure, leaving a job I knew I could do for a job I still to this day have no idea whether I can do." In addition to writing novels and short stories, Canin has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Praise
"Marvelous...Each plot is dramatic, its characters highly engaging, the suspense sustained and irresistible."
"Masterful...His writing is cut of whole cloth; it is beautiful and it wears well."
"Wonderful...the newest addition to what is becoming the most distinguished body of work of any young American author."
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Annotation Four novellas.
Editors Note Four dramatic tales feature people whose lives are on the brink of irrevocable change and follow their coming to terms with unanticipated events, including the title story about a dedicated classic professor at an elite prep school, whose life is forever changed by an encounter with a student. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Editors Note 2 “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.”–Chicago Tribune
Editors Note 3 Four dramatic tales feature people whose lives are on the brink of irrevocable change and follow their coming to terms with unanticipated events, including the title story about a dedicated classic professor at an elite prep school, whose life is forever changed by an encounter with a student. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0205
Publisher Random House Trade

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