The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos

"The 42nd Parallel" is a novel that explores the lives of several characters in the early 20th century United States. The narrative intertwines the stories of five protagonists as they navigate through various historical events and social changes such as labor strikes, World War I, and the Mexican Revolution. The book is notable for its experimental style, which includes the use of "Newsreel" and "Camera Eye" sections that incorporate newspaper clippings, song lyrics, and stream-of-consciousness writing to reflect the chaotic and rapidly changing times.

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