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    Let the Great World Spin (Paperback) By (author) Colum McCann

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    DescriptionNew York, August 1974: a man is walking in the sky. Between the newly built Twin Towers, the man twirls through the air. Far below, the lives of complete strangers spin towards each other: Corrigan, a radical Irish monk working in the Bronx; Claire, a delicate Upper East Side housewife reeling from the death of her son; Lara, a drug-addled young artist; Gloria, solid and proud despite decades of hardship; Tillie, a hooker who used to dream of a better life; and, Jazzlyn, her beautiful daughter raised on promises that reach beyond the skyline of New York. In the shadow of one reckless and beautiful act, these disparate lives will collide, and be transformed for ever.


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    Title
    Let the Great World Spin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colum McCann
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408808689
    ISBN 10: 1408808684
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: IRIS4210
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Export and UK open market ed
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    07 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    html { background: #F0D0F0; } body { font-size: 10pt; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; } html:hover { background: #fcfcff; } .field_off { background: #F0D0F0; font-size: 10pt; } .field_on { background: #fcfcff; font-size: 10pt; } Colum McCann, originally from Dublin, Ireland, is the author of five novels and two collections of stories. He has won numerous international literary awards, including the inaugural Ireland Fund of Monaco Princess Grace Memorial Award. His film Everything in This Country Must was nominated for a short-film Oscar in 2005. Zoli, Dancer and This Side of Brightness were international bestsellers and his fiction has been published in twenty-seven languages. He lives in New York.
    Review quote
    'An astonishing balancing act by a great writer prepared to take risks. A book to treasure' Daily Mail 'A blockbuster, groundbreaking, heartbreaking, symphony of a novel ... No novelist writing of New York has climbed higher, dived deeper' Frank McCourt 'An exceptional performance by a writer whose originality and profound humanity is evident throughout this highly original and wondrous novel' Independent 'A wow of a novel - rich, humane, brilliantly written and as deep as it is wide' The Times