Doctorow, E. L.
The Collyer brothers were famous (at the time of their death) for the amount of stuff they had collected in their home. Doctorow is not the first to write about the eccentric Collyer brothers, but where others would make fun, Doctorow treats his subjects with more respect. What lives did they lead to get to here? In short, Doctorow creates a haunting tale of compulsion and alienation. Booklist (in 2009) called it one of the year's best novels.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square)