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Let the great world spin : a novel

Verfasser/in: Colum McCann
Verlag: New York : Random House, ©2009.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Belletristik : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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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 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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Name: Philippe Petit; Philippe Petit; Philippe Petit; Philippe Petit, funambule)
Medientyp: Belletristik
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Colum McCann
ISBN: 9781400063734 1400063736
OCLC-Nummer: 268957352
Auszeichnungen: National Book Award, Fiction, 2009
Beschreibung: 349 pages ; 25 cm
Verfasserangabe: Colum McCann.

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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 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. 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 description.

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