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Homer & Langley
By Arthur Morey (narrator) and E. L. Doctorow
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date September 1, 2009
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780739334164
ISBN-10 0739334166
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 6.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $32.00
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From Ragtime and Billy Bathgate to The Book of Daniel, World’s Fair, and The March, the novels of E. L. Doctorow comprise one of the most substantive achievements of modern American fiction. Now, with Homer & Langley, this master novelist has once again created an unforgettable work.

Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers–the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley’s proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy. Yet the epic events of the century play out in the lives of the two brothers–wars, political movements, technological advances–and even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house in the persons of immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, jazz musicians . . . and their housebound lives are fraught with odyssean peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves.

Brilliantly conceived, gorgeously written, this mesmerizing narrative, a free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York’s fabled Collyer brothers, is a family story with the resonance of myth, an astonishing masterwork unlike any that have come before from this great writer.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781400064946
 
from Random House Inc (September 1, 2009); titled "Homer & Langley: A Novel"
9781400064946 | details & prices | 208 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $26.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780812975635 Book cover for 9781408702260
 
Reprint edition from Random House Inc (September 7, 2010); titled "Homer & Langley"
9780812975635 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.00
About: NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE ST.
from Gardners Books (September 3, 2009)
9781408702260 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $21.25
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739334164
 
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With Arthur Morey (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (September 1, 2009); titled "Homer & Langley"
9780739334164 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $32.00
About: From Ragtime and Billy Bathgate to The Book of Daniel, World’s Fair, and The March, the novels of E.

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