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Binocular Vision includes 18 stories from the previous three books and three early stories never collected. It includes also 13 new stories, in which Edith Pearlman's favorite theme of accommodation continues, as well as the themes of young love, old love, thwarted love, and love denied; of Jews and their dilemmas; of marriage, family, death, and betrayal. The settings are Maine, Central America, Hungary, Tsarist Russia, and the town of Godolphin, Massachusetts, by now familiar to Pearlman's readers. In many of the tales there are heroes, heroines, and important secondaries who live without partners. Their singlehood is not the result of a pathology or disappointment but of preference. These characters are among Pearlman's own favorites. Edith Pearlman has published more than 250 works of short fiction and short non-fiction in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and on-line publications. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Collection, New Stories from the South, and The Pushcart Prize Collection – Best of the Small Presses.