City of God: A Novel ePub (Adobe DRM) download by E.L. Doctorow

City of God: A Novel

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Random House
Publication date: November 2001
ISBN: 9781588361905
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$13.99
Our price:
$11.99

You save: $2.00 (14%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
In his workbook, a New York City novelist records the contents of his teeming brain--sketches for stories, accounts of his love affairs, riffs on the meanings of popular songs, ideas for movies, obsessions with cosmic processes. He is a virtual repository of the predominant ideas and historical disasters of the age. But now he has found a story he thinks may be-come his next novel: The large brass cross that hung behind the altar of St. Timothy's, a run-down Episco-pal church in lower Manhattan, has disappeared...and even more mysteriously reappeared on the roof of the Synagogue for Evolutionary Judaism, on the Upper West Side. The church's maverick rector and the young woman rabbi who leads the synagogue are trying to learn who committed this strange double act of desecration and why. Befriending them, the novelist finds that their struggles with their respective traditions are relevant to the case. Into his workbook go his taped interviews, insights, preliminary drafts...and as he joins the clerics in pursuit of the mystery, it broadens to implicate a large cast of vividly drawn characters--including scientists, war veterans, prelates, Holocaust survivors, cabinet members, theologians, New York Times reporters, filmmakers, and crooners--in what proves to be a quest for an authentic spirituality at the end of this tortured century.

Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, and filled with the sights and sounds of New York, this dazzlingly inventive masterwork emerges as the American novel readers have been thirsting for: a defining document of our times, a narrative of the twentieth century written for the twenty-first.


From the Hardcover edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
City of God ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
627 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by E.L. Doctorow
Andrew's Brain: A Novel ePub (Adobe DRM) download by E.L. Doctorow
Andrew's Brain: A Novel
E.L. Doctorow
Random House, January 2014
ISBN: 9781400068814
Format: ePub
Our price: $13.99
Ragtime, the March, and Homer & Langley: Three Bestselling Novels ePub (Adobe DRM) download by E.L. Doctorow
Ragtime, The March, and Homer & Langley: Three Bestselling Novels
E.L. Doctorow
Random House, October 2013
ISBN: 9780812985757
Format: ePub
Our price: $27.99
Reading for My Life: Writings, 1958-2008 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by E.L. Doctorow
Reading for My Life: Writings, 1958-2008
E.L. Doctorow & John Leonard
Penguin, March 2012
ISBN: 9780143122906
Format: ePub
Our price: $14.99
DRINKS BEFORE DINNER ePub (Adobe DRM) download by E.L. Doctorow
DRINKS BEFORE DINNER
E.L. Doctorow
Random House Publishing Group, November 2011
ISBN: 9780394400921
Format: ePub
Our price: $7.99
Recently Viewed Products