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Thirteen ways of looking / Colum McCann.

Thirteen ways of looking / Colum McCann.
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Adult Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9781408869840 (paperback)
9781408869833 (hardback)
Author McCann, Colum, 1965- author.
Title Thirteen ways of looking / Colum McCann.
Publisher/Date London : Bloomsbury, 2015.
Pagination etc. 242 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents note Thirteen ways of looking -- What time is it now, where you are? -- Sh'khol -- Treaty.
Summary Note As it was, it was like being set down in the best of poems, carried into a cold landscape, blindfolded, turned around, unblindfolded, forced, then, to invent new ways of seeing. It is a cold day in January when J. Mendelssohn wakes in his Upper East Side apartment. Old and frail, he is entirely reliant on the help of his paid carer, and as he waits for the heating to come on, the clacking of the pipes stirs memories of the past; of his childhood in Lithuania and Dublin, of his distinguished career as a judge, and of his late wife, Eileen. Later he leaves the house to meet his son Elliot for lunch, and when Eliot departs mid-meal, Mendelssohn continues eating alone as the snow falls heavily outside. Moments after he leaves the restaurant he is brutally attacked. The detectives working on the case search through the footage of Mendelssohn's movements, captured by cameras in his home and on the street. Their work is like that of a poet: the search for a random word that, included at the right instance, will suddenly make sense of everything. Told from a multitude of perspectives, in lyrical, hypnotic prose, Thirteen Ways of Looking is a ground-breaking novella of true resonance. Accompanied by three equally powerful stories set in Afghanistan, Galway and London, this is a tribute to humanity's search for meaning and grace, from a writer at the height of his form, capable of imagining immensities even in the smallest corners of our lives.
Subject Judges -- Fiction
Short stories
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Shelf Location F MACC
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