The Palace Thief

The Palace Thief

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Author/Contributor(s): Canin, Ethan
Publisher: Random House Trade
Date: 08/08/2006
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
"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