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Author: Jennifer Egan Narrator: Richard Waterhouse, Madeleine Lambert, Charlie Thurston Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1996 ISBN: 9781620641064
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These eleven masterful stories—the first collection from Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jennifer Egan—deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan’s characters—models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls—are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illinois to seek their own transformations. Elegant and poignant, the stories in Emerald City—a teen’s discovery of his father’s secret life, a financial trader who runs into the con man who swindled him—are seamless evocations of self-discovery. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Charlie Thurston, Madeleine Lambert, and Richard Waterhouse perform with intensity, elevating each story’s uniqueness.”


  • “Narrators Charlie Thurston and Richard Waterhouse both read with muted intensity, imbuing their respective performances with drama and tension. Fans of Egan—and the short story—will be delighted.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Each of these stories (and there’s not a clinker in the bunch) comes fully loaded with believable characters, a story arc, a resolution—all the satisfying elements that seem so elusive in modern fiction.” 


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About the Author

Jennifer Egan, the author of several books of fiction, is the recipient of the 2019 New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s 2019 Legacy Award for lifetime achievement. Her works including the New York Times bestseller Manhattan Beach, as well as A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Books Critics Circle Award; The Keep, a national bestseller; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award finalist; and The Invisible Circus, which was adapted into a major motion picture. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, McSweeney’s, the New York Times Magazine, and many others.

About the Narrators

Richard Waterhouse is an actor, teacher, director, and producer who is featured in the Hallmark Christmas classic Moonlight and Mistletoe and the independent feature Karl Rove, I Love You. He lives with his partner in Newbury, Vermont.

Madeleine Lambert received her MFA in acting from Brown University and Trinity Rep. Her performances at Trinity Repertory Company include Shelby in Steel Magnolias and Belle in A Christmas Carol. Madeleine graduated with honors from Duke University with majors in theater studies and English and a minor in French. She attended the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago.

Charlie Thurston is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He holds an MFA in acting from Brown University / Trinity Rep and has appeared on stages across the country with Trinity Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Creede Rep, and at Riverside Theatre and Redmoon Theater, among others. His favorite roles include Edgar in The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen in The Long Christmas Ride Home, Tuzenbach in The Three Sisters, and Tony in You Can’t Take It with You.