Emerald City by Jennifer Egan

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These eleven masterful stories – the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan – deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. 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. Elegant and poignant, the stories in Emerald City are seamless evocations of self-discovery.


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About Jennifer Egan

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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. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. Visit the Jennifer Egan's official website: www.jenniferegan.com
 
Published September 29, 2010 by Anchor. 192 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Egan also worries a lot about older women cast aside by their successful husbands: the ex-wife of the investment banker who long condescended to the woman passed around by her husband's friends only to find that he too had been with her (``Passing the Hat'');

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Egan also worries a lot about older women cast aside by their successful husbands: the ex-wife of the investment banker who long condescended to the woman passed around by her husband's friends only to find that he too had been with her (``Passing the Hat'');

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These 11 stories of self-discovery and searching from Egan--set everywhere from Bora Bora to New York City--chart the lives, longings, and struggles of a variety of characters: wives, bankers, models, just to name a few.

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Entertainment Weekly

In her novel The Invisible Circus, Jennifer Egan described an LSD trip with such remarkable precision and power that it should forever guarantee her a place in the literary Hall of Fame of psychological writing.

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The author of the novel The Invisible Circus turns out, in this collection of short fiction, to be a literary chameleon who can not only set her stories in locales as varied as Bora Bora and Manhattan but also write convincingly from a male point of view.

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Entertainment Weekly

In her novel The Invisible Circus, Jennifer Egan described an LSD trip with such remarkable precision and power that it should forever guarantee her a place in the literary Hall of Fame of psychological writing.

Feb 02 1996 | Read Full Review of Emerald City

Entertainment Weekly

The author of the novel The Invisible Circus turns out, in this collection of short fiction, to be a literary chameleon who can not only set her stories in locales as varied as Bora Bora and Manhattan but also write convincingly from a male point of view.

Apr 11 1997 | Read Full Review of Emerald City

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