The book of Daniel: a novel

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Vintage Books, Sep 1, 1991 - Fiction - 303 pages
127 Reviews
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
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Doctorow brings a lot of research to this novel. - Goodreads
The writing's great, though, at times, hard to read. - Goodreads
Many layers of plot. - Goodreads

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Dark. Brilliant. Too red-friendly for most (probably). This could be on the short list of the most depressing novels ever written. But the tone is appropriate. It might be criticized for gratuitous ... Read full review

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"The Book of Daniel" offers its readers the rare but not always welcome opportunity to witness a young, budding, immensely talented writer . . . indulge himself to an almost masturbatory degree. When ... 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.