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On a freezing night in the middle of a New York winter, a young immigrant is suddenly awakened by a fire in P. T. Barnums stable, where he works and sleeps, and soon finds himself at the center of a citywide arson investigation. Determined to clear his name and realize the dreams that inspired his hazardous voyage to America, he will change his identity many times, find himself mixed up with one of the citys toughest and most enterprising gangs, and fall in love with a smart, headstrong, and beautiful woman. Buffeted by the forces of fate, hate, luck, and passion, our hero struggles to build a life-and just to stay alive-on an epic journey that is at once unique and poignantly emblematic of the American experience.

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A brilliant novel of epic proportions, "Metropolis" tells the story of a young man's struggle to find love and create a life in late 19th-century New York.

About the Author

ELIZABETH GAFFNEY is an advisory editor of The Paris Review. In addition to teaching writing at New York University, she has translated from German The Arbogast Case (Thomas Hettche), The Pollen Room (Zoë Jenny), and Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany (Ika Hugel-Marshall). Her short fiction has appeared in North American Review, Colorado Review, Brooklyn Review, Mississippi Review, The Reading Room, and Epiphany. Metropolis is her first novel. To learn more about Elizabeth Gaffney, please visit her website at www.elizabethgaffney.net

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812970852
Author:
Gaffney, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Historical
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Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAP
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.08x5.26x1.08 in. .75 lbs.

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