27 September, 2009

Signed Giveaway: Homer & Langley, by E.L. Doctorow

E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley book giveaway
Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers–the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley’s proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy. Yet the epic events of the century play out in the lives of the two brothers–wars, political movements, technological advances–and even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house in the persons of immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, jazz musicians . . . and their housebound lives are fraught with odyssean peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves.

Brilliantly conceived, gorgeously written, this mesmerizing narrative, a free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York’s fabled Collyer brothers, is a family story with the resonance of myth, an astonishing masterwork unlike any that have come before from this great writer.
Giveaway Rules

Want this signed book for free? Done. Just follow these simple giveaway instructions for your chance to win (giveaway runs for a week from the date of posting):

1) E-mail me your name and address, with the title of the book as the subject and in caps (HOMER). Snarky comments increase your chances of winning.
2) Sign up for site updates either in RSS or with Friend Connect on the side. This will also let you know about future giveaways!
3) Think happy thoughts.
4) (OPTIONAL) Share or link to any post on the blog--this earns you brownie points as well as increasing your (if you have made it this far) already significant odds.
5) There is no rule number five. I just like odd numbers. Good luck!

7 comments:

ediFanoB said...

One more book I don't know.

Anyway good luck to all participants.

Krista said...

What an awesome looking blog you guys have here! I haven't heard of this title before but it sounds killer. I hope I win, that's for sure!

ediFanoB said...

Krista,
thank you for compliments. In the meantime I'm a follower of your blog :-)
There are so many interesting blogs. To follow the all you need more lives than a cat.

Krista said...

Yes, there are tons of awesome blogs out there! I honestly don't know how many I follow....LOL!Thanks for following my blog :)

Maarten said...

Hi,
I'm a new follower.I usually follow "Greame's" and "Pat's Hotlist" also because they have verry nice giveaways. Would like to participate on this giveaway but I can't find your e.mail.

Ciao,

Maarten
Vignate (MI)
ITALY
maarten.bouwman(at)ets.eni.it

Alison (Alison's Book Marks) said...

I really liked this book! What I want to know is how did you get your hands on a SIGNED copy?!? Awesome giveaway!!

(This is my first time over here too...I think I'll stay a while and check it out some more!)

Alec said...

@Alison

A gentleman must have his secrets!