Ellis Island: And Other Stories

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Paperback. Pub Date: 09 2005 Pages: 216 Publisher: Mariner Books Marshall Pearl is orphaned at Birth aboard an illegal immigrant ship off the coast of Palestine in 1947 and Ought as an infant to America. Determined. General to see the world in its beauty. . ferocity. and ultimate justice. he does so. in scenes of gorgeous color and great excitement. as a child in the Hudson Valley. fighting the Rastafarians in Jamaica. at Harvard. in a slaughterhouse on the Great Plains. in the Mexican desert. on the sea. and in the Alps. Finally. he is drawn to Israel to confront the logic of his birth in a crucible of war. magic. suffering. and grace. At the opening of the book. he is one of the dying wounded being transported to Haifa during the 1973 War. We follow him as he dreams. reconstructing his life. until. by the strength of what he has learned. suffered. and hoped. Marshall Pearl...

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Winner of the Prix de Rome and the National Jewish Book Award, these ten stories and the title novella, "Ellis Island," exhibit tremendous range and versatility of style and technique, yet are closely unified in their beauty and in their concern with enduring and universal questions.

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"It's genius. . . . Ellis Island ascends to the peak of literary achievement." - The Boston Globe
"Such an ambitious reach is almost unheard of in our short fiction." - The New York Times Book Review
"Constant brilliance . . . Rarely less than breathtaking . . . every single story sings with purity, vibrates with light."- The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
PRAISE FOR ELLIS ISLAND
"It's genius. . . . Ellis Island ascends to the peak of literary achievement." - The Boston Globe
"Such an ambitious reach is almost unheard of in our short fiction." - The New York Times Book Review
"Constant brilliance . . . Rarely less than breathtaking . . . every single story sings with purity, vibrates with light."- The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

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