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City of God - A Novel

E.L. Doctorow

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery-and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration-is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age. Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America's preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time. Praise for City of God "A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God."-The Wall Street Journal "Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole."-Time "Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days."-Los Angeles Times "Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence."-Chicago Tribune "One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one's faith in literature."-The Houston Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery-and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration-is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age. Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America's preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time. Praise for City of God "A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God."-The Wall Street Journal "Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole."-Time "Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days."-Los Angeles Times "Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence."-Chicago Tribune "One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one's faith in literature."-The Houston Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery-and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration-is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age. Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America's preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time. Praise for City of God "A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God."-The Wall Street Journal "Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole."-Time "Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days."-Los Angeles Times "Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence."-Chicago Tribune "One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one's faith in literature."-The Houston Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein

Length:

12h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:20


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:49


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:59


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:17


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:02


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:35


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:11


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:17


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:43


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:55


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:47


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:55


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:04


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:01


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:20


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:07


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:37


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:31


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:27


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:15


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:33


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:01


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:14


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:26


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:48


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:34


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:14


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:35


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

01:53


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

01:54


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:35


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:13


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:07


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:07


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:59


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:25


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:38


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

01:21


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

00:59


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:49


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:09


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

02:40


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:01


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:37


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:49


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:09


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:15


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:19


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:41


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:19


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

01:40


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:57


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:54


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:05


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:58


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:06


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:07


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:24


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:09


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:59


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:55


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:09


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:39


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

00:36


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:16


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:43


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:20


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:13


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:43


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:22


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:15


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:50


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:35


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:18


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

01:05


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:50


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:27


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:37


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

01:40


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:00


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:24


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:51


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:30


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:56


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:06


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:59


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:00


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:36


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:10


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:24


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

00:12


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

01:03


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:18


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:15


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

00:37


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:52


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:18


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:16


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:46


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:25


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:15


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:13


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:31


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

00:29