"Vance Bourjaily and Harvey Swados used to write replete, ambitious novels like Crooked River Burning. A wonderful read that brings the (recently much neglected) urban tradition in American fiction vibrantly back to life."
Dos Passos's classic trilogy U.S.A.
now has a rival, in this richly plotted, consistently engrossing big novel, which examines "the enormous dreams of a great northern city" as lived by its two principals and other members of the political and personal "worlds" through which they move.
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