All the time in the world new and selected stories

by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-2015.

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A collection of short works includes the stories of a couple who become estranged after a mysterious man claims he grew up in their house, and a Russian bus boy who is entangled with an organized crime ring.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Virtuoso Doctorow is revered for his grandly dimensional novels, but he is also a superlative and transfixing short story writer. The incandescent new stories and forever stunning vintage tales some from Lives of the Poets (1984), others from Sweet Land Stories (2004) that Doctorow selected for this powerhouse collection portray psychological outliers on the edge of either liberation or an abyss. Doctorow is rightfully treasured for his social acuity and fluency in urban life, but he is also a penetrating observer of nature and our concealed primal selves. Our hunter's instinct and the symbiotic dance between predator and prey underlies Wakefield, in which a married lawyer and father of twins suddenly turns feral, living on the prowl in the wild behind his Victorian home, and also Assimilation, a ravishing tale of mobsters, brothers, and a green-card marriage. Elsewhere we meet a vulnerable young teacher in a dying town and a big-city runner who escapes into visions of the wilds of Mongolia. Like iron trellises wreathed with flowering vines, Doctorow's complex and masterful tales of the strangeness, pain, and beauty of life are wise and resplendent. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A landmark collection from a preeminent and popular writer who elevates the best-seller lists with each new book.--Seaman, Donna Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Short stories, American
Short stories
Short Stories
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Random House Publishing Group,2011
Random House Publishing Group2011
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780679604624
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