The Pacific and Other Stories

The Pacific and Other Stories

Format
Ebook
Price
$13.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101644331
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A dazzling collection of short stories by Mark Helprin, bestselling author of Winter’s Tale, which is now a major motion picture starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, and Jennifer Connelly

The Pacific and Other Stories is a collection of sixteen stories that display the remarkable scope, incomparable wit, and deft prose that have come to be Mark Helprin’s signature. A British paratrooper jumps into occupied territory; the 1958 New York Yankees gain an unexpected teammate in a puny, teenaged Hasidic Jew; a September 11th widow receives an astonishing gift from the contractor working on her new apartment—these and other stories exhibit the constantly changing variety of the ocean itself, the peaks and troughs of life. Lighthearted, glittering fables are met with starker tales that sound the depths of sacrifice and duty. The Pacific and Other Stories is a resplendent, powerful collection of lasting substance and emotional import.

Praise

“Helprin reaffirms his place as our most elegant moralist… [His] range is staggering.” —Entertainment Weekly, Editor’s Choice

“There is plenty of magic here … in a prose that is as glassy and smooth as amber.” —Los Angeles Times

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