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Martin Dressler|Steven Millhauser
Martin Dressler : The Tale of an American Dreamer
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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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780679781271
  • ISBN-10: 0679781277
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: March 1997
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Page Count: 304