An Imposter in Eden: And Other Stories

Overview

The stories collected here illustrate the dilemmas and small terrors of everyday existence. In a variety of moods they deal with different stages of life and relationships.

In "Numbers", an elderly man waiting for the start of prayer service recollects events of the past, causing him to change his attitude towards God. "A Man and His Dog" is a moving account of a man's sacrifice to keep his family intact. In "Pictures", a man has quit one life, only to discover that it still ...

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Overview

The stories collected here illustrate the dilemmas and small terrors of everyday existence. In a variety of moods they deal with different stages of life and relationships.

In "Numbers", an elderly man waiting for the start of prayer service recollects events of the past, causing him to change his attitude towards God. "A Man and His Dog" is a moving account of a man's sacrifice to keep his family intact. In "Pictures", a man has quit one life, only to discover that it still holds him in its grip. "The Kimono" is about a man who is powerless against his adultery, even though the immorality of it is all too apparent and distasteful to him. In the title story a man looks back upon the days of his youth and realizes it was the time of his life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595096565
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

An Impostor in Eden 1
Cat in the Rain 17
Numbers 31
Il Purgatorio 43
Providenza Sings Tosca 63
Pastorale 75
Meditation from Thais 97
Goodbye Mr. Hogan 117
The Kimono 133
Stolen Berries 143
Pictures 159
June Twenty-Second 169
The Girl Who Played Beethoven 183
Assignment Out of Town 195
The Dream Traders 215
The Venus of New Haven 227
A Man and His Dog 243
All the Little Fishes 255
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