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Doctorow : collected stories

Author: E L Doctorow
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In "A House on the Plains," a mother has a plan for financial independence, which may include murder. In "Walter John Harmon," a man starts a cult using subterfuge and seduction. "Jolene: A Life" follows a teenager who escapes her home for Hollywood on a perilous quest for success. "Heist," the account of an Episcopal priest coping with a crisis of faith, was expanded into the bestseller City of God. "The Water  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Short stories, American
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E L Doctorow
ISBN: 9780399588358 0399588353
OCLC Number: 936532261
Description: 321 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Willi --
The hunter --
The writer in the family --
Heist --
The water works --
Liner notes: the songs of Billy Bathgate --
Jolene: a life --
Baby Wilson --
A house on the plains --
Walter John Harmon --
Child, dead, in the rose garden --
Wakefield --
Edgemont Drive --
Assimilation --
All the time in the world.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: E.L. Doctorow.

Abstract:

In "A House on the Plains," a mother has a plan for financial independence, which may include murder. In "Walter John Harmon," a man starts a cult using subterfuge and seduction. "Jolene: A Life" follows a teenager who escapes her home for Hollywood on a perilous quest for success. "Heist," the account of an Episcopal priest coping with a crisis of faith, was expanded into the bestseller City of God. "The Water Works," about the underbelly of 1870s New York, grew into the 1994 novel Waterworks. "Wakefield" was adapted into a film of the same title in 2017, starring Bryan Cranston in the title role. "Liner Notes: The Songs of Billy Bathgate" is a corollary to the novel and includes Doctorow's revisions. These fifteen stories, written from the 1960s to the early twenty-first century, were selected, revised, and placed in order by the author himself shortly before he died in 2015.
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