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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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"[O]ne is tempted to call this grandly entertaining saga some kind of populist masterpiece, as Baker gauges the myth of the egalitarian American melting-pot against the corruption, economic exploitation and racism of a cutthroat society." Publishers Weekly

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"Remarkable...original...mingles real and fictional characters in an American fin-de-siecle swirl." Wall Street Journal

Review:

"At once instructive and great good fun to read. A high-spirited and knowing saga of...an extravagant and surreal age." Boston Globe

Synopsis:

A dazzling masterpiece of literary historical fiction, Dreamland delivers a sweeping yet intimate portrait of immigrant New York in the early part of the 20th century.

About the Author

The critically acclaimed novel Dreamlandestablished Kevin Baker as "one of America's best new writers" (Boston Herald). Now, with Paradise Alley,he emerges as one of the most important voices of his generation. Currently at work on the third volume of his "City of Fire" trilogy, Mr. Baker is also the author of the novel Sometimes You See It Comingand served as chief historical researcher for the nonfiction bestseller The American Century.He is married and lives in New York City.

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Mick, August 15, 2007 (view all comments by Mick)
Dreamland is magic. It weaves in time, lives, texture, history, grit, city life and a world that few have seen in NYC. It tells many stories expertly and centers around life in Coney Island at the turn of the 20th century. This was the first novel in Baker's New York City trilogy and it's a gem.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060934804
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Baker, Kevin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Historical
Series:
City of Fire
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.00x5.32x1.18 in. 1.13 lbs.

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History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture

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Product details 672 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060934804 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[O]ne is tempted to call this grandly entertaining saga some kind of populist masterpiece, as Baker gauges the myth of the egalitarian American melting-pot against the corruption, economic exploitation and racism of a cutthroat society." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Remarkable...original...mingles real and fictional characters in an American fin-de-siecle swirl."
"Review" by , "At once instructive and great good fun to read. A high-spirited and knowing saga of...an extravagant and surreal age."
"Synopsis" by , A dazzling masterpiece of literary historical fiction, Dreamland delivers a sweeping yet intimate portrait of immigrant New York in the early part of the 20th century.
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