Emerald City

Emerald City

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Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Eleven masterful short stories by the author of the critically acclaimed The Invisible Circus explore a world of travel and a quest for self-identity, journeying from Bora Bora to Manhattan as the characters seek--and sometimes find--a transformation in their lives. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
Here are stories of longing in all its forms: for change, for redemption, for travel outside the bounds of daily life to realms where, if briefly, anything seems possible. In settings as far-flung as Kenya ("The Stylist") and Bora Bora ("Letter to Josephine"), as glamorous as downtown Manhattan ("Emerald City"), or as familiar as suburban Illinois ("One Piece"), Egan's characters - models, housewives, schoolgirls - seek and sometimes find transformation. And in the extraordinary "Why China?" a man drags his family to the Xi'an province in a desperate effort to reclaim his lost self - only to find it more remote and mysterious than the place where his journey has led him.

Baker
& Taylor

Eleven short stories explore a world of travel and a quest for self-identity, journeying from Bora Bora to Manhattan as the characters seek--and sometimes find--a transformation in their lives

Publisher: New York : N.A. Talese, 1996
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S.A
ISBN: 9780385482127
0385482124
Characteristics: 178 p. ; 22 cm

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Oct 26, 2013

This is a collection of 11 short stories about women, often with a theme of loneliness. The women have diverse backgrounds and the stories are set in various locations. Very good.

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