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TransAtlantic : a novel

Author: Colum McCann
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A tale spanning 150 years and two continents reimagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Senator George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women from a matriarchal clan.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Epic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCann, Colum, 1965-
TransAtlantic.
New York : Random House, [2013]
(DLC) 2012043294
(OCoLC)822028586
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colum McCann
ISBN: 9780679604594 0679604596 9781443424424 1443424420
OCLC Number: 847845063
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Responsibility: Colum McCann.

Abstract:

A tale spanning 150 years and two continents reimagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Senator George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women from a matriarchal clan.

Newfoundland, 1919: Aviators Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Dublin, 1845 and '46: On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause. New York, 1998: Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, to shepherd Northern Ireland's notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory.

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