City of God by E. L. Doctorow audiobook

City of God: A Novel

By E. L. Doctorow
Read by John Rubinstein

Random House Audio
12.32 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780804163743

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery—and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration—is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age.   Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America’s preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time.   Praise for City of God   “A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God.”The Wall Street Journal   “Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole.”Time   “Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days.”Los Angeles Times   “Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence.”Chicago Tribune   “One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one’s faith in literature.”The Houston Chronicle

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery—and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration—is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age.   Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America’s preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time.   Praise for City of God   “A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God.”The Wall Street Journal   “Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole.”Time   “Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days.”Los Angeles Times   “Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence.”Chicago Tribune   “One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one’s faith in literature.”The Houston Chronicle

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

City of God is the sort of philosophical novel that our times demand. If Doctorow cannot answer the questions he asks, who can?—and he has asked them as cogently and as stubbornly as Job.” Washington Post Book World
“Astonishing…There are few novelists with talent as deep as his.” New York Observer
“Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days.” Los Angeles Times
“Perhaps no contemporary writer has more single-mindedly mined a single vein of literary ore than E. L. Doctorow.” Nation

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Author Bio: E. L. Doctorow

Author Bio: E. L. Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow (1931–2015) was known internationally for his works of historical fiction, including Ragtime, World’s Fair, and Billy Bathgate. He was honored with the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 12.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English