Homer And Langley (Paperback)
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Homer And Langley (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 03/02/2011
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Brilliant brothers Langley and Homer Collyer are born into bourgeois New York comfort, their home a mansion on upper Fifth Avenue, their future rosy. But before he is out of his teens Homer begins to lose his sight, Langley returns from the war with his lungs seared by gas, and when both of their parents die, they seem perilously ill-equipped to deal with the new era.

As romantic Homer and eccentric Langley construct a life on the fringes of society, they hold fast to their principle of self-reliance. But they are mocked and spied on, and despite wanting nothing more than to shut out the world, the epic events of the century flow through their housebound lives as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349122595
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 164 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 15 mm


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'Exquisite writing, an extraordinary story and a charmingly wry take on life and all its inconvenience - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'Beguiling . . . Doctorow shows how each decade leaves a distinct thumbprint on the siblings, to the extent that one starts to regard them as an unwitting index of changing times in America at large - GUARDIAN

'The interweaving of the epic and the domestic makes for a fascinating read - DAILY MAIL

'Doctorow's work grants inner life to historical personages and revives the past in fine grained detail . . . like Doctorow's best written earlier books, Homer and Langley prompts one to question the purpose of formal punctuation, familiar spelling and - TLS

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“Beautiful”

This is a most beautifully written piece of literature.
The story is of two brothers who continue to
live their whole lives together in their parents once well to do home near Central Park. It speaks of feelings,... More

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“A poignant, poetical masterpiece”

It's hard to categorise this book. It's a love story in a way. Of family bonds and friendship. Of compassion, indomitability and selflessness. Something that survives through hardship. Important elements... More

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