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Loon Lake: A Novel
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Loon Lake: A Novel

$10.00
NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Please note that the jacket image is indicative only.

Author: E.L. Doctorow

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 272


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
  • Format: Secondhand, Paperback
  • Tags: Fiction, Modern Fiction, Nov-2022, Paperback, Secondhand
  • Barcode: 9780812978216-SECONDHAND
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