9780739328675

Homer & Langley: A Novel

ISBN 10: 0739328670 / 0-7393-2867-0
ISBN 13: 9780739328675
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

A tale inspired by a true story finds the blind Homer Collyer closeted within a once-grand Fifth Avenue mansion with his damaged brother and remembering a life marked by colorful characters, political events, and technological achievements. (Historical fiction). Simultaneous.


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"Wizardly Doctorow presents an ingenious, haunting odyssey that unfolds within a labyrinth built out of the detritus of war and excess." (starred review)

Donna Seaman, Booklist Upfront, 07/01/2009

Review:

"[A] beautiful and haunting novel....Doctorow is clear and compassionate in detailing [the brothers'] stunted emotions and phobias, and he creates a surprising kind of suspense as the stuff piles up, and the house begins to close around them into a big, messy tomb....Doctorow's writing is so lithe, the book easily sustains all of its thematic musings - about technology and history and consumer culture, even the novelist as kind of housebound Quixote."

Jess Walter, Boston Globe, 08/30/2009

 

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