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The Resource City of God : a novel, E.L. Doctorow

City of God : a novel, E.L. Doctorow

Label
City of God : a novel
Title
City of God
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
E.L. Doctorow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his workbook, a New York City novelist records the contents of his teeming brain - sketches for stories, accounts of his love affairs, riffs on the meanings of popular songs, ideas for movies, obsessions with cosmic processes. He is a virtual repository of the predominant ideas and historical disasters of the age. But now he has found a story he thinks may become his next novel. The large brass cross that hung behind the alter of St. Timothy's, a run-down Episcopal church in lower Manhattan, has disappeared ... and even more mysteriously reappeared on the roof of the Synagogue for Evolutionary Judaism, on the Upper West Side. The church's maverick rector and the young woman rabbi who leads the synagogue are trying to learn who committed this strange double act of desecration and why. Befriending them, the novelist finds that their struggles with their respective traditions are relevant to the cast. Into his workbook go his taped interviews, insights, preliminary drafts ... and as he joins the clerics in pursuit of the mystery, it broadens to implicate a large cast of vividly drawn characters - including scientists, war veterans, prelates, Holocaust survivors, cabinet members, theologians, New York Times reporters, filmmakers, and crooners - in what proves to be a quest for an authentic spirituality at the end of this tortured century."--Jacket
Summary
The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
024440
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.O3
LC item number
C57 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
City of God : a novel, E.L. Doctorow
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Publication
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Publication date from CIP data
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1263452
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780679447832
Lccn
99053215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42690125
  • (OCoLC)42690125
Label
City of God : a novel, E.L. Doctorow
Link
Publication
Note
Publication date from CIP data
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1263452
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780679447832
Lccn
99053215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42690125
  • (OCoLC)42690125

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