Emperor of the Air

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Emperor of the Air

By Ethan Canin

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780618004140, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 1999


EMPEROR OF THE AIR "explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction" (San Francisco Chronicle). Whether his characters are struggling to save trees in their yards, their marriages, or themselves, Cannin renders their moments of revelation with rich observation, energy, humor, and grace.

Praise For Emperor of the Air

"The stories prove Canin guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of brilliance." Boston Globe

"A series of shots that find their target with devastating accuracy and frequent grace." The Los Angeles Times