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Let the great world spin : a novel

Colum McCann 1965-

Random House trade pbk. ed.. 2010, c2009

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (PR 6063 .C335 L47 2009 )()

  • Title:
    Let the great world spin : a novel
  • Author: Colum McCann 1965-
  • Description: A rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. A radical young Irish monk struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gathers in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. A 38-year-old grandmother turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann's allegory comes alive in the voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century"--a mysterious tightrope walker dancing between the Twin Towers.--From publisher's description.
  • Local Note: acq2010enl
  • Publication Date: 2010, c2009
  • Publisher: New York : Random House
  • Format: 375 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780812973990;ISBN 0812973992
  • Subjects: Petit, Philippe, 1949- -- Fiction; Immigrants -- Fiction; Irish -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction; Judges' spouses -- Fiction; Grief -- Fiction; Teenage mothers -- Fiction; Tightrope walking -- Fiction; Nineteen seventies -- Fiction; New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction; Psychological fiction
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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