Emperor of the Air
By Ethan Canin
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780618004140, 192pp.)
Publication Date: September 1999
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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.
Ethan Canin lives in Iowa City and San Francisco.
"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