"Mark Helprin's masterpiece will transport you to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows. One winter ...Show synopsis"Mark Helprin's masterpiece will transport you to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows. One winter night, Peter Lake master mechanic and second-storey man attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature."--Page 4 of cover.Hide synopsis
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This is the kind of book you want to to hand down to your children and grandchildren. It is part historical novel, part mystical fantasy and part allegory starting at the end of the ninteenth century and ending in the new millenium with many of the ninteenth century characters still in t he plot. The plot is a wonderful adventure story about writers, criminals, the rich, the poor and a fabulous white horse who flies through space and time. I have rarely read an author who is capable of such leaps of imagination as this one or whose imagery and widely ranged vocabulary is put to such fine effect as this one. It is a truly riveting book.
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