Sweet Land Stories (Paperback)E. L. Doctorow (author)
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These dazzling short works are crafted with all the weight and resonance of the novels for which E. L. Doctorow is famous. You will find yourself set down in a mysterious redbrick house in rural Illinois ('A House on the Plains'), working things out with a baby-kidnapping couple in California ('Baby Wilson'), living on a religious-cult commune in Kansas ('Walter John Harmon'), sharing the heartrending cross-country journey of a young woman navigating her way through three bad marriages ('Jolene: A Life'), and witnessing an FBI special agent at a personal crossroads while he investigates a grave breach of White House Security ('Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden').
Comprised in a variety of moods and voices, these remarkable portrayals of the American spiritual landscape show a modern master at the height of his powers.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 134 g
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 13 mm
** 'The exact use of language, allied to an underlying compassion, makes this writer hugely appealing * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
** 'Powerfully compact and direct * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
** 'Though they number just five, each of these masterful short stories lingers in the mind with the weight of a far longer work * DAILY MAIL *