By E.L. Doctorow
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Speaking from an unknown position and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is considering, Andrew is speaking, Andrew is telling the tale of his existence, his loves, and the tragedies that experience led him to this position and cut-off date. And as he confesses, peeling again the layers of his unusual tale, we're resulted in query what we all know approximately fact and reminiscence, mind and brain, character and destiny, approximately each other and ourselves. Written with mental intensity and nice lyrical precision, this suspenseful and groundbreaking novel promises a voice for our times—funny, probing, skeptical, mischievous, profound. Andrew’s Brain is a stunning flip and a unique success within the canon of a author whose prose has the facility to create its personal panorama, and whose nice subject, within the phrases of Don DeLillo, is “the succeed in of yank risk, during which simple lives tackle the cadences of history.”
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“Too compelling to place down . . . interesting, occasionally humorous, frequently profound . . . Andrew is a provocatively attention-grabbing or even sympathetic personality. . . . the unconventional seamlessly combines Doctorow’s impressive prowess as a literary stylist with deep mental storytelling pitting fact opposed to fable, reminiscence and belief, recognition and craziness. . . . [Doctorow] takes large artistic risks—the most sensible kind.”—USA Today
“Cunning [and] sly . . . This babbling Andrew is a casualty of his instances, binding his wounds with thick wrappings of phrases, rules, bits of tale, no matter what his spinning brain can unspool for him. one of many issues that makes [Andrew] any such very good comedian construction is that he’s either maddeningly self-delusive and scarily self-aware: He’s a idiot, yet he’s no innocent.”—The manhattan instances e-book Review
“A tantalising travel de strength . . . a trip worthy taking . . . With exhilarating brio, the booklet performs off . . . contrasting takes on brain and mind. . . . [Andrew’s Brain encompasses] an striking variety of modes: vaudeville humour, tragic romance, philosophical hypothesis. . . . It fizzes with highbrow strength, verbal pyrotechnics and satiric flair.”—The Sunday Times (London)
“Dramatic . . . crafty and gorgeous . . . unusual and oddly attention-grabbing, this publication: a musing, a conjecture, a frivolity, a deep interrogatory, a hymn.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Provocative . . . a narrative aswirl in a whirlpool of neuroscience, human kinfolk, loss, guilt and up to date American heritage . . . Doctorow finds his mastery within the sheen of a textual content that's either window and replicate. examining his paintings is corresponding to hovering in a glider. Buoyed by means of invisible breath, readers come upon beautiful vistas stretching to horizons they’ve by no means imagined.”—The undeniable Dealer
“Andrew’s ruminations should be humorous, and his descriptions gorgeous.”—Associated Press
“[An] evocative, suspenseful novel in regards to the misleading nature of human consciousness.”—More
“A speedy and acutely clever read.”—Entertainment Weekly
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Andrew's Brain: A Novel by E.L. Doctorow