By E. L. Doctorow
From a grasp of recent American letters comes a captivating selection of terrific brief fiction approximately those that, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are in some way "distinct from their surroundings--people in a few type of contest with the present world." Containing six unforgettable tales that experience by no means seemed in publication shape, and a variety of past classics, All the Time within the World is resonant with the secret, stress, and ethical research that distinguish the fiction of E. L. Doctorow.
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If for some reason you want me to postpone this trip, tell me. " Ed's throat locked. He looked around the table. Al and Jim were staring down at their plates. Mike was looking at Paul. "You should go," Mike said quietly. " Kira nodded. "You should go," she echoed. " She blinked and looked away. "What the hell," Al said. "I wish I could go myself. " Jim had already expressed an opinion and remained silent. Kira and Mike were watching Ed. Ed managed to shrug. "Go ahead," he muttered, trying to smile.
Jon pushed open the door leading outside. "You're not fooling me. " Two soldiers were standing near the door. They glanced at Paul and Jon briefly. Paul felt uncomfortable, partly because he was not used to having soldiers in such an unlikely place and partly because he could sense their hostility. They would do, their job; but he had learned from overheard snatches of conversation among them that they were no happier with the cloning project than the general public. They had guarded his house as well until a week ago.
All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories by E. L. Doctorow