The Pacific, and Other Stories by Mark Helprin audiobook

The Pacific, and Other Stories

By Mark Helprin
Read by William Dufris

Blackstone Publishing 9781594200366
Unabridged
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Almost ten years since his last book, Mark Helprin returns with a collection of sixteen stories that display the remarkable scope, incomparable wit, and deft prose that are his signature. A British paratrooper jumps into occupied territory in order to reconnoiter enemy positions, but a roof breaks his fall; shattered physically, he must decide the extent of his devotion to his mission. The 1958 New York Yankees gain an unexpected teammate in a puny, teenage Hasidic Jew whom God has called to rescue the "House of Ruth." In 1972, a female reservist in the Israeli Army who has despaired of love finds it at the very last minute, while floating in the sea off Haifa. The Pacific is an engulfing collection of lasting substance and emotional depth.

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Almost ten years since his last book, Mark Helprin returns with a collection of sixteen stories that display the remarkable scope, incomparable wit, and deft prose that are his signature. A British paratrooper jumps into occupied territory in order to reconnoiter enemy positions, but a roof breaks his fall; shattered physically, he must decide the extent of his devotion to his mission. The 1958 New York Yankees gain an unexpected teammate in a puny, teenage Hasidic Jew whom God has called to rescue the "House of Ruth." In 1972, a female reservist in the Israeli Army who has despaired of love finds it at the very last minute, while floating in the sea off Haifa. The Pacific is an engulfing collection of lasting substance and emotional depth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Helprin reaffirms his place as our most elegant moralist…[His] range is staggering.” Entertainment Weekly
“Mark Helprin just might be the most romantic writer in America.” Washington Post
“As ambitious and imaginative as any of Helprin’s past works…These are sturdy, rewarding stories from a master of the form.” Publishers Weekly
“There is plenty of magic here…in a prose that is as glassy and smooth as amber.” Los Angeles Times
“Helprin is a man of the world deeply concerned with valor, integrity, discipline, intelligence, and honor, themes explored with verve in this radiant collection.” Booklist, starred review
“Especially satisfying…fine character studies…Highly recommended.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Mark Helprin

Author Bio: Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin is the acclaimed author of Winter’s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Freddy and Fredericka, In Sunlight and in Shadow, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works, including four that made the New York Times bestsellers list. His novels are translated into over twenty languages and read around the world. He was educated at Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford and served in the Israeli Army, Israeli Air Force, and British Merchant Navy.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English