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The Resource Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann

Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann

Label
Let the great world spin : a novel
Title
Let the great world spin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colum McCann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
In a tale set in Manhattan of 1974, a radical young Irish monk struggles with personal demons while making his home among Bronx prostitutes, a group of mothers is separated by personal differences in spite of shared grief over their lost Vietnam soldier sons, and a young grandmother attempts to prove her worth by soliciting men at the side of her teenage daughter.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2011.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Awards note
National Book Award, Fiction, 2009
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305993
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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McCann, Colum
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Immigrants
  • Irish
  • Judges' spouses
  • Grief
  • Teenage mothers
  • Petit, Philippe
  • Tightrope walking
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Petit, Philippe
  • Grief
  • Immigrants
  • Irish
  • Judges' spouses
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Teenage mothers
  • Tightrope walking
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn268957352
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781400063734
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008046963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)268957352
Label
Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn268957352
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781400063734
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008046963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)268957352

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