The Pacific and Other Stories is a collection of sixteen stories that display the remarkable scope, incomparable wit, and deft prose that have come to be Mark Helprin's signature. A British paratrooper jumps into occupied territory; the 1958 New York Yankees gain an unexpected teammate in a puny, teenaged Hasidic Jew; a September 11th widow receives an astonishing gift from the contractor working on her new apartment—these and other stories exhibit the constantly changing variety of the ocean itself, the peaks and troughs of life. Lighthearted, glittering fables are met with starker tales that sound the depths of sacrifice and duty. The Pacific and Other Stories is a resplendent, powerful collection of lasting substance and emotional import.
About: Sixteen stories feature such characters as a British paratrooper on a mission behind enemy lines, a teenage Hasidic Jew who joins the 1958 Yankees, and a September 11th widow who receives a gift from the contractor working on her apartment.
About: A new collection of short fiction by the author of Winter's Tale features sixteen stories that profile such colorful characters as a British paratrooper on a mission behind enemy lines, a teenage Hasidic Jew who joins the 1958 Yankees, a female reservist with the Israeli army searching for love, and a September 11th widow who receives a gift from the contractor working on her apartment.
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