A Perfect Universe Lib/E (Compact Disc)

Ten Stories

By Scott O'Connor, Bronson Pinchot (Read by), Therese Plummer (Read by)

Blackstone Publishing, 9781538436134

Publication Date: February 13, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/13/2018)
Paperback (12/31/2045)
Compact Disc (2/13/2018)
MP3 CD (2/13/2018)

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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 (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.