The book of Daniel: a novel

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Vintage Books, Sep 1, 1991 - Fiction - 303 pages
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A masterpiece of social tragedy, The Book of Daniel tells of two American communists executed for treason in the 1950s, and of their son, who tries to understand their fate--and in his own way, avenge it--during the radical renaissance of the 1960s. "A nearly perfect work of art".--Joyce Carol Oates, Detroit News.

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EL Doctorow is a wonderful writer with talent to burn. - Goodreads
The Book of Daniel still feels modern, its prose fresh. - Goodreads
The plot seemed so original and fresh and...tragic. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Danyellemastro - Goodreads

I really, really, really wanted to like this book. The plot seemed so original and fresh and...tragic. But I couldn't get into it much at all. I kept detaching, only to come to and realise I'd read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dennis - Goodreads

If nothing else, this novel inspired in me an interest in the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg espionage case of the 1940s/50s, which author EL Doctorow used as his own inspiration/foundation for the novel ... Read full review

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E.L. Doctorow is the author of several award-winning novels, including RAGTIME, WORLD'S FAIR, which won the National Book Award; BILLY BATHGATE, and, most recently, CITY OF GOD. In 1998 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.