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Dreamland (Paperback)

Author:  Kevin Baker
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060852720
ISBN-13: 9780060852726
Sku: 31244828
Publish Date: 1/1/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  657
Age Range:  NA
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"A literary tour de force, a magnificent chronicle of a remarkable era and a place of dreams"

In a stunning work of imagination and memory, author Kevin Baker brings to mesmerizing life a vibrant, colorful, thrilling, and dangerous New York City in the earliest years of the twentieth century. A novel breathtaking in its scope and ambition, it is the epic saga of newcomers drawn to the promise of America--gangsters and laborers, hucksters and politicians, radicals, reformers, murderers, and sideshow oddities--whose stories of love, revenge, and tragedy interweave and shine in the artificial electric dazzle of a wondrous place called Dreamland.

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A literary tour de force, a magnificent chronicle of a remarkable era and a place of dreams

In a stunning work of imagination and memory, author Kevin Baker brings to mesmerizing life a vibrant, colorful, thrilling, and dangerous New York City in the earliest years of the twentieth century. A novel breathtaking in its scope and ambition, it is the epic saga of newcomers drawn to the promise of America—gangsters and laborers, hucksters and politicians, radicals, reformers, murderers, and sideshow oddities—whose stories of love, revenge, and tragedy interweave and shine in the artificial electric dazzle of a wondrous place called Dreamland.

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A stowaway arrives in New York in 1909, settles on the Lower East Side, and finds fame and fortune in this exhaustively researched novel of the quintessential immigrant experience.

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Kirkus Reviews
"...Baker does an excellent job of evoking a time and place..." 01/01/1999

Times Literary Supplement
"Baker stuffs DREAMLAND with details, events and figures from turn-of-the-century New York, and in so doing substitutes a wealth of information for a compelling story....The sheer wealth of detail Baker presents in the service of elucidating his characters' histories and surroundings ultimately overwhelms them." - Jonathan Fasman 08/06/1999

Time Out (New York)
"It's a depressing read but a rollicking one--and it will cure any misplaced nostalgia for the past....DREAMLAND isn't a perfect novel, but it's quite a good one." - Susan Jackson 02/25/1999

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0657
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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