The Door-Man

The Door-Man by Peter M. Wheelwright 1953236472 9781953236470
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As seen in The New Yorkers 2022 "Briefly Noted" books, by the author of As It Is On Earth 2013 recipient of The PEN/Hemingway Honorable Mention for Literary Excellence in Debut Fiction.


"5 of 5 stars" - Foreword Clarion Reviews


"Wheelwright is a thoughtful, meticulous writer...A scientifically intriguing, dramatic, and challenging read." - Kirkus Reviews


In 1917, during the construction of a large reservoir in the Catskill hamlet of Gilboa, New York, a young paleontologist named Winifred Goldring identified fossils from an ancient forest flooded millions of years ago when the earths botanical explosion of oxygen opened a path for the evolution of humankind. However, the reservoir water was needed for NYC, and the fossils were buried once again during the flooding of the doomed town.


A mix of fact and fiction, The Door-Man follows three generations of interwoven families who share a deep wound from Gilboas last days. The story is told by Winifreds grandson, a disaffected NYC doorman working near the Central Park Reservoir during its decommissioning in 1993.


The brief and provisional nature of ones life on earth - as well as the nested histories of the places, people and events that give meaning to it - forms the backdrop to a reckoning with "Deep Time" within the tangled roots and fragile bonds of family.

Author: Peter M. Wheelwright

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 388

Publisher: Fomite

Publication Date: 2022-01-31


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