Martin Dressler

Martin Dressler

The Tale of An American Dreamer

Book - 1996
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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.
Publisher: New York : Crown, 1996
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780517703199
051770319X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mil
Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm

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anivison
Jan 15, 2012

A small book, with a big dreamer. Martin Dressler is an interesting character - ambitious. The author does a great job of putting you in New York - although it feels like the 1920s vs. late 1800s. Worth a read, and intriguing.

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Dec 05, 2007

Winner 1997 Pulitzer prize.

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