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Let the great world spin : a novel

Autore: Colum McCann
Editore: New York : Random House, ©2009.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Psychological fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
Persona incaricata: Philippe Petit; Philippe Petit; Philippe Petit, funambule)
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Colum McCann
ISBN: 9781400063734 1400063736
Numero OCLC: 268957352
Riconoscimenti: National Book Award, Fiction, 2009
Descrizione: 349 pages ; 25 cm
Responsabilità: 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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