A wedge is driven between a husband and wife when a mysterious strangerarrives, claiming to have grown up in their home. After agreeing to marry abeautiful, headstrong Russian immigrant in exchange for a promotion, a bus boyturned waiter finds himself entangled in a web of organized crime. A strangeconfluence of circumstances at the end of an ordinary workday causes a man togo off the grid, living off what he can forage in the same affluent suburb where heonce lived comfortably with his family. These and the other mesmerizing works ofshort fiction in this collection are resonant with the mystery, tension, beauty, andinsight that distinguish E. L. Doctorow's novels. Containing six new stories thathave 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.