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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 gathers 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's description
Member of
Awards note
National Book Award for Fiction, 2009.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCann, Colum
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Random House reader's circle
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  • Petit, Philippe
  • Petit, Philippe
  • Immigrants
  • Judges' spouses
  • Grief
  • Teenage mothers
  • Tightrope walking
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Grief
  • Immigrants
  • Irish
  • Judges' spouses
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Teenage mothers
  • Tightrope walking
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A reader's guide"--Page [355]-375
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
753327
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780812973990
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812973990
  • (OCoLC)437298693
Label
Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A reader's guide"--Page [355]-375
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
753327
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780812973990
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812973990
  • (OCoLC)437298693

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