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-TimesFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
- 1980 E.L. Doctorow
- Book Quality:
- Random House Publishing Group
- Date of Addition:
- Literature and Fiction,
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- This is a copyrighted book.
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