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The March
E.L. Doctorow

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Nov 02, 2006
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 384
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349119595
Price : 725

About the book
Doctorow's new novel is set towards the end of the American Civil War and follows General Sherman's epic march with sixty thousand Union troops through Georgia and the Carolinas, one of the major manoeuvres to bring the war to its conclusion. THE MARCH ranges widely over a diverse set of characters - each of whom is brilliantly realised - so that we see the war through the eyes of both white-skinned Pearl (daughter of slave and slave owner) and General Sherman; a deserting confederate who sets himself up as a photographer; a ruthless army surgeon who enjoys his reputation as an amputator; and the two brothers of a brutal slave owner who find themselves in uniforms facing Sherman's forces.
Doctorow's narrative brilliantly blends the intimate and the epic, sweeping the reader along the route of Sherman's notorious march and making us care deeply about each individual's fate.

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'The novel blends vivid historical detail and the imagination with a compelling narrative drive.' THE LIST
'A powerful account not merely of one particular war, but of war itself.' SPECTATOR
'Mr Dotorow's writing her is magnificent, the details he selects unerringly trenchant... this novel is dominated by a despair at the jaw-dropping waste of it all, waste that leaves a lingering metallic taste in the mouth- like sucking on a bullet.' ECONOMIST
'splendid... an illumination fitful and flickering, of a historic upheaval that only fiction could provide.' THE NEW YORKER
'Dotorow makes these characters inhabit a world that is almost cinematic in its visual impact, and, in line with his technique of jump-cutting from scene to scene, it is in the evocation of visual images that his novel is most powerful...A novel's capacity to summon up a world can be taken as a prerequisite, but in THE MARCH, Dotorow raises evocation to an art-form in itself, allowing the experience of a war, of war in general, to be revisited in all its intensity.' SUNDAY TIMES
'By fusing many of the competing narratives surrounding Sherman's march...Dotorow offers his readers as good a glimpse of the truth as they're ever likely to see.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'This novel is a timely reminder of the human cost of war and one of Dotorow's best.' OBSERVER
'[a] vivid recreation of the era.' TIMES
'He has forged a novel of outstanding brilliance and resonance.' GLASGOW HERALD
'Historical fiction is always a difficult balancing act for an author, particularly when he is incorporating the thoughts and actions of famous historical figures. Thankfully EL Dotorow is up to the task...' RTE GUIDE
'An entirely convincing recreation of a violent, frantic time, in which his cinematic technique of rapid, short scenes, works wonderfully' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Doctorow has created a commanding, timeless meditation on war... Modern and prophetic, it is an astonishing achievement' GUARDIAN
'marvellous, sweeping...The cruelties of war, the desperation, the rape and the pillage, the great rolling river of refugees and freed black slaves all comes indelibly to life.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
     
E.L. Doctorow
E L Doctorow's work is published in thirty languages. Among his honours are the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award (twice), the PEN/Faulkner Award and the presidentially conf...(+)
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