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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The plot seemed so original and fresh and...tragic. - Goodreads
The writing's great, though, at times, hard to read. - Goodreads
Doctorow brings a lot of research to this novel. - Goodreads
Many layers of plot. - Goodreads

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A superb novel of politics, family and America. Doctorow recasts the Rosenberg story through the mind of an embittered "son" teetering on the edge of insanity, yet full of wisdom about law, revolution ... Read full review

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Could not finish this awful book! 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.