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  - Kristyh - Goodreads

A fictionalised account of the hysterical cold war trial of the Rosenbergs and told from the point of view of an obviously traumatised and damaged, now adult, child. The style was out there, changing ... 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.