Esther Stories

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Product Details

Price
$19.99
Publisher
Back Bay Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316224680

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About the Author

Peter Orner is the author of three widely praised books, Esther Stories and The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, and Love and Shame and Love. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and The Best American Short Stories, and has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Orner is now a faculty member at San Francisco State University.

Reviews

Praise for ESTHER STORIES (2001)

"There's startling intimacy in every story of Peter Orner's debut collection."--Judy Doenges, Washington Post
"I was stunned by a sentence or two in every one of the works in Esther Stories." --Rick Moody, The Hartford Courant
"A luminous debut collection. . . .Like Amy Bloom and Charles Baxter, Orner has a gift for revealing how the tragic and the mundane occupy equal berths in our limited mental space."--John Freeman, Chicago Tribune
"Some of Orner's very short stories are the best of that form that I have read since Isaac Babel's."--Andre Dubus
"If the short story were in need of a future, it has been found in Peter Orner."--Dennis Lehane
"These are stories of unusual delicacy and beauty, and this is a remarkable collection."--Charles Baxter
"Orner doesn't simply bring his characters to life, he gives them souls."--Margot Livesey, New York Times Book Review