World's fair: A Novel

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Something close to magic. The Los Angeles Times The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair . . . From the Paperback edition.
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Grouping Title world s fair
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  • "Marvelous . . . You get lost in World's Fair as if it were an exotic adventure. You devour it with the avidity usually provoked by a suspense thriller."—The New York Times

    Hailed by critics from coast to coast and by readers of all ages, this resonant novel is one of E.L. Doctorow's greatest works of fiction. It is 1939, and even as the rumbles of progress are being felt worldwide, New York City clings to remnants of the past, with horse-drawn wagons, street peddlers, and hurdy-gurdy men still toiling in its streets. For nine-year-old Edgar Altschuler, life is stoopball and radio serials, idolizing Joe DiMaggio, and enduring the conflicts between his realist mother and his dreamer of a father. The forthcoming Word's Fair beckons, an amazing vision of American automation, inventiveness, and prosperity—and Edgar Altschuler responds.
    A marvelous work from a master storyteller, World's Fair is a book about a boy who must surrender his innocence to come of age, and a generation that must survive great hardship to reach its future.
    Praise for World's Fair

    "Something close to magic."Los Angeles Times

    "World's Fair is better than a time capsule; it's an actual slice of a long-ago world, and we emerge from it as dazed as those visitors standing on the corner of the future."—Anne Tyler

    "Doctorow has managed to regain the awed perspective of a child in this novel of rare warmth and intimacy. . . . Stony indeed in the heart that cannot be moved by this book."People

    "Fascinating . . . exquisitely rendered details of a lost way of life."Newsweek

    "Wonderful reading."USA Today
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    subject_facet Boys -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, National Book Award -- 1986, New York World's Fair -- (1964-1965) -- Fiction
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