Loon lake: A Novel

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In the late 1930s, a young man--turned out of his home--finds his fate on the vast Adirondack estate of one of the nation's wealthiest men, where several extraordinary men and women contribute to his education
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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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subject_facet Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Depressions -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Love stories, Young men -- Fiction
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