The Palace Thief: (story)
The book The Palace Thief: (story) was made into the movie The Emperor's Club.
Book details for The Palace Thief: (story)
–The Washington Post
“Character is destiny,” wrote Heraclitus–and in this collection of four unforgettable stories, we meet people struggling to understand themselves and the unexpected turns their lives have taken. In “Accountant,” a quintessential company man becomes obsessed with the phenomenal success of a reckless childhood friend. “Batorsag and Szerelem” tells the story of a boy’s fascination with the mysterious life and invented language of his brother, a math prodigy. In “City of Broken Hearts,” a divorced father tries to fathom the patterns of modern relationships. And in “The Palace Thief,” a history teacher at an exclusive boarding school reflects on the vicissitudes of a lifetime connection with a student scoundrel. A remarkable achievement by one of America’s finest writers, this brilliant volume reveals the moments of insight that illuminate everyday lives.
“Captivating . . . a heartening tribute to the form . . . an exquisite performance.”
–The Boston Sunday Globe
“A model of wit, wisdom, and empathy. Chekhov would have appreciated its frank renderings and quirky ironies.”
Movie details for The Emperor's Club
The movie was released in 2002 and directed by Michael Hoffman, who also directed Restoration (1995) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999). The Emperor's Club was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz, Rob Morrow, Edward Herrmann, Harris Yulin, Paul Dano, Rishi Mehta, Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Millman, Chris Morales, Luca Bigini, Michael Coppola, Sean Fredricks, Katherine O'Sullivan, Melissa Brown (VII), Sophie Wise, Emily Doubilet, Michelle Foody and Caitlin O'Heaney.