The March by E. L. Doctorow
Doctorow's new novel is set towards the end of the American Civil War and follows General Sherman's epic march with sixty thousand Union troops through Georgia and the Carolinas, one of the major manoeuvres to bring the war to its conclusion. THE MARCH ranges widely over a diverse set of characters and we see the war through the eyes of white-skinned Pearl (daughter of slave and slave owner) and General Sherman; a deserting confederate who sets himself up as a photographer; a ruthless army surgeon who enjoys his reputation as an amputator; and the two brothers of a brutal slave owner who find themselves in uniforms facing Sherman's forces.
The 1297th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)
- - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)