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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thorndike Pr
Publication date August 1, 2001
Pages 514
Binding Paperback
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786226849
ISBN-10 0786226846
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $29.95
Other format details large print
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The crowning achievement of E. L. Doctorow's distinguished literary career--an astonishing modern masterwork of faith, mystery, and the search for spiritual authenticity.

With brilliant and audacious strokes, the author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on the idea of a modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring and dazzling inventive tour-de-force is a riveting detective story about a cross that vanishes from a Lower-East-Side church, only to reappear on the roof of an Upper-West-Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery--and by the Episcopal priest and female rabbi who investigate the strange desecration--is a well-known novelist whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age.

Employing a multi-voiced narrative that perfectly captures the riffs and rhythms of latter-day New York, then broadens to implicate a cast of characters including scientists, war veterans, prelates, Holocaust survivors, cabinet members, theologians, filmmakers, and crooners, City of God is E. L. Doctorow's most ambitious and intensely personal work. Vast in scope, biblical in tone, it is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America's preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time.



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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (July 1, 2000)
9780786226818 | details & prices | 514 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $31.95
About: The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States.
from Random House Inc (February 1, 2000)
9780679447832 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Random House Inc (August 19, 2014)
9780812985894 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.00
About: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   With brilliant and audacious strokes, E.
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 2001)
9780786226849 | details & prices | 514 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States.
New edition from Gardners Books (February 1, 2001)
9780349113524 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $14.35
About: When the large cross of an Episcopal church disappears, and then reappears on the roof of a synagogue, an intrigued writer discovers that the respective religious leaders' struggles with their traditions are relevant to the case.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Nick Sullivan (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from John Curley & Assoc (September 1, 2000)
9780792724032 | details & prices | 6.25 × 7.00 × 2.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $84.95
About: box is damage.
With John Rubinstein (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (February 1, 2000)
9780375408168 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $25.95
About: The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States.

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