Books of the Times: Missouri Boy Meets New York: Guess Who Wins
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The New York Times
In his novel, Mr. Canin illuminates both these realms, those of metaphor and literalness. Surprisingly in a world where tongues are eloquent, what the heart can grasp prevails.
For Kings and Planets leaves you wounded and healed.
Ethan Canin’s first short stories, collected in Emperor of the Air when he was twenty-seven, dazzled the literary world. His next five books, Blue River, For Kings and Planets, The Palace Thief, Carry Me Across the Water and America America established his...