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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

Authors: Millhauser, Steven
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC019000, FIC043000
ISBN: 9780307763860, Related ISBNs: 0307763862, 0517434288, 051770319X, 0679781277, 9780307763860
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist

Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father's cigar store.  In the course of his restless young manhood, he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top, accompanied  by two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner. As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry, a  sense of doom builds piece-by-hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey into the heart of an American dreamer reaches its bitter-sweet conclusion.
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