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The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air

(2014)
A collection of stories by

 
Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do - bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo - they're confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope, they dream. They look for communion in a city, both beautiful and menacing, which can promise so much and yield so little. But they are hungry for life. They want to love and be loved.
These stories, all published in The New Yorker over the last fifteen years, make it clear that Antrim is one of America's most important writers. His work has been praised by his significant contemporaries, including Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon, Jeffrey Eugenides, and George Saunders, who described The Verificationist as "one of the most pleasure-giving, funny, perverse, complicated, addictive novels of the last twenty years." And here is Antrim's best book yet: the story collection that reveals him as a master of the form.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 0-374-28093-2 / 978-0-374-28093-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 1-84708-651-9 / 978-1-84708-651-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 1-250-07470-3 / 978-1-250-07470-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 1-84708-649-7 / 978-1-84708-649-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2015 : MP3 CD
Title: The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 1-5113-4130-0 / 978-1-5113-4130-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories
Author(s): Donald Antrim
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories
Author(s): Donald Antrim
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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