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Loon Lake

E.L. DOCTOROW

Published by Random House August 1980, 1980
ISBN 10: 039450691X / ISBN 13: 9780394506913
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Title: Loon Lake

Publisher: Random House August 1980

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy.'During the Great Depression of the 1930's, a passionate, young New Jersey man leaves home to find his fortune. What he finds is a life so different from. Bookseller Inventory # 20080808102369

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Synopsis: The hero of this dazzling novel by American master E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a young man on the run in the depths of the Great Depression. A late-summer night finds him alone and shivering beside a railroad track in the Adirondack mountains when a private railcar passes. Brightly lit windows reveal well-dressed men at a table and, in another compartment, a beautiful girl holding up a white dress before her naked form. Joe will follow the track to the mysterious estate at Loon Lake, where he finds the girl along with a tycoon, an aviatrix, a drunken poet, and a covey of gangsters. Here Joe?s fate will play out in this powerful story of ambition, aggression, and identity. Loon Lake is another stunning achievement of this acclaimed author.

?Powerful . . . [a] complex and haunting meditation on modern American history.?
?The New York Times

?A genuine thriller . . . a marvelous exploration of the complexities and contradictions of the American dream . . . Not under any circumstances would we reveal the truly shattering climax.?
? The Dallas Morning News

?A dazzling performance . . . [ Loon Lake] anatomizes America with insight, passion, and inventiveness.?
?The Washington Post Book World

?Hypnotic . . . tantalizes long after it has ended.?
?Time

?Compelling . . . brilliantly done.?
?St. Louis Post-Dispatch

?A masterpiece.?
?Chicago Sun-Times

Product Description: It is the Great Depression of the 1930s, and a passionate young man from Paterson, New Jersey, leaves home to find his fortune. What he finds, on a cold and lonely night in the Adirondack Mountains, is a vision of life so different from his own that it changes his destiny, leading him from the side of a railroad track to a magical place called Loon Lake.

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