These eleven masterful stories the first collection from Pulitzer Prize winning 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" a teen's discovery of his father's secret life, a financial trader who runs into the con man who swindled him are seamless evocations of self-discovery.
About the Author
JENNIFER EGAN is the author of The Invisible Circus, which was released as a feature film by Fine Line in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories, Look at Me, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 2001, and the bestselling The Keep. Her latest book, A Visit From the Goon Squad, a national bestseller, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the LA Times Book Prize.
Richard Waterhouse is an actor, teacher, director, and producer who is featured in the Hallmark Christmas classic "Moonlight and Mistletoe" and the independent feature "Karl Rove, I Love You". He lives with his partner in Newbury, Vermont.
Madeleine Lambert received her MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Her performances at Trinity Repertory Company include Shelby in "Steel Magnolias" and Belle in "A Christmas Carol". Madeleine received an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for "Murder Below Montparnasse".