All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories (Paperback)
From a master of modern American letters comes an enthralling collection of brilliant short fiction about people who, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are somehow "distinct from their surroundings--people in some sort of contest with the prevailing world." Containing six unforgettable stories that have never appeared in book form, and a selection of previous classics, All the Time in the World is resonant with the mystery, tension, and moral investigation that distinguish the fiction of E. L. Doctorow.
About the Author
E. L. Doctorow's works of fiction include Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, World's Fair, Billy Bathgate, The Waterworks, City of God, The March, Homer & Langley, and Andrew's Brain. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, honoring a writer's lifetime achievement in fiction, and in 2012 he won the PEN/ Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, given to an author whose "scale of achievement over a sustained career places him in the highest rank of American literature." In 2013 the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the Gold Medal for Fiction. In 2014 he was honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. From the Hardcover edition.
“Frank, spontaneous and altogether wonderful.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“The . . . stories in All the Time in the World are a reminder that, for decades, Mr. Doctorow has been a first-rate artist in the short form.”—The Wall Street Journal
“The incandescent new stories and forever stunning vintage tales . . . selected for this powerhouse collection [are] complex and masterful . . . wise and resplendent.”—Booklist
“Wonderful descriptions [and] gorgeous sentences . . . seem to fall effortlessly from Doctorow’s fingertips.”—Chicago Tribune
“Savor All the Time in the World for its elegance, its intuition and for Doctorow’s understanding of the complexity of the human drama.”—The Miami Herald
“Doctorow has captured the mood of our time and rendered it in compelling fiction.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer