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Homer and Langley

Author: E L Doctorow
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Homer and Langley Collyer, brothers who lived reclusively in a massive four story townhouse on Fifth Avenue after their parents succumbed to the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918. The two men began collecting everything as the world changed around them creating a fortress that eventually swallowed them both.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Homer Lusk Collyer; Langley Collyer; Homer Lusk Collyer; Langley Collyer
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E L Doctorow
ISBN: 9780349122595 0349122598
OCLC Number: 781097435
Notes: Originally published: Little, Brown, 2009.
Awards: Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011 (UK)
Description: 208 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: E.L. Doctorow.

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* A new masterpiece from E. L. Doctorow - the story of two eccentric New York brothers adapting to life in a century of change, it is humane, wise, funny and moving  Read more...

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