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Esther Stories

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ISBN-10: 0618128735

ISBN-13: 9780618128730

Edition: 2001

Authors: Peter Orner

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Peter Orner explores the impact of lifes essential moments, those brief but far-reaching occasions that haunt his characters. The discovery of a crime, a theatrical performance in a small town, or the recollection of a cruel wartime decision are equally affecting in Orners vivid scenarios. Esther Stories is divided into four distinct parts, each with its own momentum. The first half of the book concerns the lives of unrelated strangers, and the second introduces two Jewish families, one on the East Coast, the other in the Midwest. These stories cover considerable geographic ground - from Nova Scotia to Mississippi, from Fall River, Massachusetts, to Chicago - but the real territory is…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

He was born in chicago in 1968. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he taught in a rural Catholic mission in Africa, received a law degree in Boston & practiced there as a juvenile public defender & then enrolled in the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. He lectured in law & English in Prague until joining the English department at Miami University in Ohio, where he now lives.

What Remains
Initials Etched on a Dining-Room Table, Lockeport, Nova Scotia
Thumbs
In the Walls
Early November
Pile of Clothes
Papa Gino's
On a Bridge over the Homochitto
The Famous
Cousin Tuck's
Two Poes
Shoe Story
Thursday Night at the Gopher Hole, April 1992
County Road G
At the Motel Rainbow
Sitting Theodore
Fall River Marriage
At Horseneck Beach
Sarah
Walt Kaplan Reads Hiroshima, March 1947
Melba Kuperschmid Returns
Birth of a Son-in-Law
At the Conrad Hilton
Awnings, Bedspreads, Combed Yarns
High Priest at the Gates
In the Dark
Atlantic City
Providence
The Waters
Michigan City, Indiana
The Raft
The House on Lunt Avenue
Daughters
My Father in an Elevator with Anita Fanska, August 1976
Seymour
The Moraine on the Lake
Esther Stories
The Waters
Acknowledgments