The Book of Daniel: A Novel
Random House Publishing Group
In 1967, Daniel, the son of two convicted spys executed by their own country, ponders his life, his sister's radicalism, his appreciation for his wife and son, and the hypocrisy of the moralistic ideals upon which this country was based. Reprint.
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|Grouping Title||book of daniel|
|Grouping Author||e l doctorow|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-10-17 04:54:44AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-10-17 05:15:21AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780452275669|
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|display_description||The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia.|
His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted.
Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him.
In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different.
It is a confession of his most intimate relationships—with his wife, his foster parents, and his kid sister Susan, whose own radicalism so reproaches him.
It is a book of memories: riding a bus with his parents to the ill-fated Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill; watching the FBI take his father away; appearing with Susan at rallies...
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|publisher||Random House Publishing Group|
|title_display||The Book of Daniel A Novel|
|title_full||The Book of Daniel A Novel|
|title_short||The Book of Daniel|