Includes 'Wakefield', which is now a major motion picture starring Bryan Cranston.
A wedge is driven between a husband and wife when a mysterious stranger
arrives, claiming to have grown up in their home. After agreeing to marry a
beautiful, headstrong Russian immigrant in exchange for a promotion, a bus boy
turned waiter finds himself entangled in a web of organized crime. A strange
confluence of circumstances at the end of an ordinary workday causes a man to
go off the grid, living off what he can forage in the same affluent suburb where he
once lived comfortably with his family. These and the other mesmerizing works of
short fiction in this collection are resonant with the mystery, tension, beauty, and
insight that distinguish E. L. Doctorow's novels. Containing six new stories that
have never appeared in book form, and a selection of previous Doctorow classics,
All the Time in the World affords us another opportunity to savor the genius of this American master.