Winter's Tale

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This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around September 20, 1983. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller: Mark Helprin’s masterpiece transports you to New York of the Belle Époque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows, and to a love story that is one of the most beautiful and unforgettable in American literature.

One winter night, Peter Lake–master mechanic and second-story man–attempts to rob a fortresslike mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead.

“Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere alive in the novel . . . Not for some time have I read a work as funny, thoughtful, passionate or large-souled.”– New York Times Book Review

On Sale
Sep 20, 1983
Page Count
768 pages
Mariner Books