Binocular Vision

Binocular Vision

By Edith Pearlman

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The collected stories of an award-winning author who has been compared to Alice Munro, John Updike – and even Chekhov

'Pearlman writes about the predicaments – odd, wry, funny and painful – of being human. Her characters . . . take pleasure in what the world offers. ... Pearlman's prose is smooth and poetic, and her world seems safe and engaging. So it's arresting when, suddenly, almost imperceptibly, she slips emotion into the narrative ... [her] view of the world is large and compassionate, delivered through small, beautifully precise moments. Her characters inhabit terrain that all of us recognize, one defined by anxieties and longing, love and grief, loss and exultation. These quiet, elegant stories add something significant to the literary landscape' The New York Times


Cover illustration by Clare Skeats
396 pp
Published 14 February 2013
ISBN 9781908968111
Demy Hardback

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