Let the Great World Spin

Let the Great World Spin

3.92 (77,656 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$7.78

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


New 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 26mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 1408808684
  • 9781408808689
  • 9,317

About Colum McCann

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.show more

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 Timesshow more

Rating details

77,656 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 32% (25,166)
4 38% (29,869)
3 21% (16,112)
2 6% (4,889)
1 2% (1,620)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X