Loon Lake

Loon Lake

Book - 1980
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During the Great Depression of the '30s, a passionate, young New Jersey man leaves home to find his fortune. What he finds is a life so different from his own that it changes his destiny. A haunting story of dreams and desires, repackaged to match Doctorow's other bestsellers. Reprint from Bantam. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1980.
Edition: First trade edition.
ISBN: 9780553200270
0553200275
9780394506913
039450691X
Characteristics: 258 p. :,24 cm.

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Mar 02, 2017

I know Doctorow as a wonderful writer - but what was he thinking here? He is trying too hard to be profound - and loses his grip on the narrative. Such a shame...and a disappointment.

hermlou Apr 08, 2011

After reading Doctorow's excellent book "The March", I wanted to read more by him. As I started this book, I couldn't believe it was by the same author! It is a puzzling novel which moves forward and backward through time, sometimes in the same chapter. I couldn't tell if the character was himself or his father. One chapter is about a female, never identified except as "she". Parts have no punctuation, and poetry is thrown in here and there. I would call it experimental fiction, not interesting enough to finish.

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