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E. L. Doctorow’s novels include The March, City of God, The Waterworks, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, World’s Fair, and Billy Bathgate. His work has been published in thirty-two languages. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. E. L. Doctorow lives in New York.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, THE KANSAS CITY STAR, AND BOOKLIST

Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers—the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley’s proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy. Yet the epic events of the century play out in the lives of the two brothers—wars, political movements, technological advances—and even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house in the persons of immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, jazz musicians . . . and their housebound lives are fraught with odyssean peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves.

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ISBN 9780812975635
Genre FICTION / Historical
Format Paperback
Pages 208
Publisher Date 2010-09-07 00:00:00.0
Publisher Random House Inc
Copyright Year 2010
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.45 lb
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Doctorow, E. L.
Country of Origin United States

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    A very unique take on the lives of the famous Collyer Brothers and a very absorbing read. Doctorow take substantial liberties with the facts of the lives of Homer and Langley Collyer: in the novel, they live nearly 40 years longer than they did in the real world; their house moves from Harlem to the Upper East Side, and the relative ages of the brothers are reversed. All this being said, Doctorow provides insight into what might have been going thought the minds of these brothers as they retreat from the world that's changing around them.

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