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Homer & Langley

ISBN 10: 1400064945 / 1-4000-6494-5
ISBN 13: 9781400064946
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
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. By the National Book Award-winning author of Billy Bathgate.


Review:

"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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Book Description: Random House/BOMC. 1 Cloth(s), 2009. hard. Book Condition: New. The winner of the National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award and the author of Ragtime, World's Fair, and The March, E.L Doctorow here imagines the lives of New York's famously reclusive Collyer brothers. Homer and Langley—one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged by mustard gas in the Great War—hole up in their Fifth Avenue mansion, occasionally scouring the streets for materials to use in Langley's wildly visionary projects. Immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, and jazz musicians all invade their haven over the following decades, as the pair struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves in their private world."Doctorow, whose literary trophy shelf has got to be overflowing by now, delivers a small but sweeping masterpiece about the infamous New York hermits, the Collyer brothers. Outsiders wander through the house, exposing it as a living museum of artifacts, Americana, obscurity and simmering madness. Doctorow's achievement is in not undermining the dignity of two brothers who share a lush landscape built on imagination and incapacities. It's a feat of distillation, vision and sympathy."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) 208. Bookseller Inventory # 30284

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