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Binocular Vision

(2011)
A collection of stories by

 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
In this sumptuous offering, one of our premier storytellers provides a feast for fiction aficionados. Spanning four decades and three prize-winning collections, these twenty-one vintage selected stories and thirteen scintillating new ones take us around the world, from Jerusalem to Central America, from tsarist Russia to London during the Blitz, from central Europe to Manhattan, and from the Maine coast to Godolphin, Massachusetts, a fictional suburb of Boston. These charged locales, and the lives of the endlessly varied characters within them, are evoked with a tenderness and incisiveness found in only our most observant seers.

No matter the situation in which her characters find themselves -- an unforeseen love affair between adolescent cousins, a lifetime of memories unearthed by an elderly couple's decision to shoplift, the deathbed secret of a young girl's forbidden forest tryst with the tsar, the danger that befalls a wealthy couple's child in a European inn of misfits -- Edith Pearlman conveys their experience with wit and aplomb, with relentless but clear-eyed optimism, and with a supple prose that reminds us, sentence by sentence, page by page, of the gifts our greatest verbal innovators can bestow.

Binocular Vision reveals a true American original, a master of the story, showing us, with her classic sensibility and lasting artistry, the cruelties, the longings, and the rituals that connect human beings across space and time.

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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Binocular Vision (Demy Hardback)
Author(s): Edith Pearlman
ISBN: 1-908968-11-7 / 978-1-908968-11-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Binocular Vision (B-Format Paperback)
Author(s): Edith Pearlman
ISBN: 1-908968-50-8 / 978-1-908968-50-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Binocular Vision
Author(s): Edith Pearlman
ISBN: 1-78227-054-X / 978-1-78227-054-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories
Author(s): Edith Pearlman
ISBN: 0-9823382-9-5 / 978-0-9823382-9-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lookout Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Binocular Vision
Author(s): Edith Pearlman
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2011 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories
Author(s): Edith Pearlman
Publisher: Lookout Books
Availability: Amazon   


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