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Let the great world spin : a novel / Colum McCann.

Let the great world spin : a novel / Colum McCann.
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Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9781400063734
1400063736
9780812973990
Author McCann, Colum, 1965-
Title Let the great world spin : a novel / Colum McCann.
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher/Date New York : Random House, c2009.
Pagination etc. 349 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary Note "In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in Colum McCann's intricate portrait of a city and its people." "Corrigan, 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 gather 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. Tillie, a thirty-eight-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 powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century." A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject - Name Petit, Philippe, -- 1949- Fiction
Subject 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
Shelf Location F MACC
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