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Waterborne

Murkoff, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 1400040388 / ISBN 13: 9781400040384
Editore: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 2004
Condizione: Fine Rilegato
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Titolo: Waterborne

Casa editrice: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Data di pubblicazione: 2004

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine

autografato: Signed by Author(s)

Edizione: First Edition

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A panorama of human desire and enterprise, Bruce Murkoff’s first novel is exceptional for its ambition, its grasp of history and, above all, its stunning array of characters. 

Waterborne is set in the Great Depression, and culminates at the Boulder Dam: the greatest engineering project of its time, and a beacon of hope capable of altering the course of society. The nation, crippled by poverty and despair, clearly needs a transformation, and the same is true of the people. Filius Poe grew up with everything, then lost nearly all of it. Lew Beck felt deprived of everything, and now means to have his revenge. Lena McCardell, who thought she had exactly what she wanted, discovers almost overnight that only by taking her son and joining the multitude already on the road will she have the chance of a fresh start and a brighter future.

From various directions and distances, these three are inevitably drawn to this vast construction site in the Nevada desert, along with the stories of their families, their friends and their fellow travelers–the novel itself developing the force of a mighty river, then channeling and harnessing its prodigious energy. With generous understanding and absolute authority, Bruce Murkoff captures the conflicting imperatives of these vivid lives as well as the heart and breadth of the country through which they move, and whose destiny they help shape.
 

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Bruce Murkoff was born in 1953, spent many years in California and now lives in Stone Ridge, New York.

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