Homer and Langley by
Call Number: PS 3554 O3D637 2009
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers-- one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley's proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy. Yet the epic events of the century play out in the lives of the two brothers: wars, political movements, technological advances. And even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house... and their housebound lives are fraught with peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves.