A Perfect Universe : Ten Stories
by Scott O'Connor


Overview - Scott O'Connor's novels have been hailed as "astonishing" ( Library Journal ), and "so insistently stirring, you want to lean in close to catch every word" ( The New York Times Book Review ). Now, from the author of Untouchable and Half World comes A Perfect Universe , a piercingly emotional cycle of stories in the tradition of Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad and Annie Proulx's Close Range .  Read more...

 
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Overview
Scott O'Connor's novels have been hailed as "astonishing" (Library Journal), and "so insistently stirring, you want to lean in close to catch every word" (The New York Times Book Review). Now, from the author of Untouchable and Half World comes A Perfect Universe, a piercingly emotional cycle of stories in the tradition of Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad and Annie Proulx's Close Range.

Welcome to the often-overlooked corners of sun-bleached Los Angeles, where a teenaged bicycle thief searches for a kidnapped boy, a young musician emerges as the lone survivor of a building collapse, and an aging actor faces the erasure of his past. There, far from the Hollywood spotlight, we also meet two sisters locked in a destructive cycle of memory and illness, coffee-shop regulars whose lives are torn apart by a stunning moment of violence, and the desperate, fraudulent writer whose fictions connect these unforgettable characters in subtle and surprising ways.

Sharply observed, exhilaratingly paced, and beautifully written, A Perfect Universe is a masterful exploration of growing up and growing old, loss and longing, identity and deception, and the search for redemption, humanity, and grace.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781507204054
  • ISBN-10: 1507204051
  • Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
  • Publish Date: February 2018
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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