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Loon Lake

Doctorow, E. L.

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ISBN 10: 039450691X / ISBN 13: 9780394506913
Editorial: Random House, New York, 1980
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First trade edition. Typed letter, dated January 6, 1983, signed by Doctorow in original envelope along with letterhead from Long Lake, NY laid in. Hardcover, 8vo, 258pp. Top edge of text block faintly foxed. Else fine in like dust jacket. Price not clipped. Dustjacket in Mylar. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 34740

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Título: Loon Lake

Editorial: Random House, New York

Año de publicación: 1980

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed and Inscibed By Author

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Sinopsis:

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

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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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