The Resource Thirteen ways of looking : fiction, Colum McCann

Thirteen ways of looking : fiction, Colum McCann

Label
Thirteen ways of looking : fiction
Title
Thirteen ways of looking
Title remainder
fiction
Statement of responsibility
Colum McCann
Title variation
13 ways of looking
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A story collection includes the title novella, in which an octogenarian retired judge's musings on his life are interrupted by police updates about his murder later that afternoon
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Summary
As it was, it was like being set down in the best of poems, carried into a cold landscape, blindfolded, turned around, unblindfolded, forced, then, to invent new ways of seeing. It is a cold day in January when J. Mendelssohn wakes in his Upper East Side apartment. Old and frail, he is entirely reliant on the help of his paid carer, and as he waits for the heating to come on, the clacking of the pipes stirs memories of the past; of his childhood in Lithuania and Dublin, of his distinguished career as a judge, and of his late wife, Eileen. Later he leaves the house to meet his son Elliot for lunch, and when Eliot departs mid-meal, Mendelssohn continues eating alone as the snow falls heavily outside. Moments after he leaves the restaurant he is brutally attacked. The detectives working on the case search through the footage of Mendelssohn's movements, captured by cameras in his home and on the street. Their work is like that of a poet: the search for a random word that, included at the right instance, will suddenly make sense of everything. Told from a multitude of perspectives, in lyrical, hypnotic prose, Thirteen Ways of Looking is a ground-breaking novella of true resonance. Accompanied by three equally powerful stories set in Afghanistan, Galway and London, this is a tribute to humanity's search for meaning and grace, from a writer at the height of his form, capable of imagining immensities even in the smallest corners of our lives.
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10446295
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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McCann, Colum
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 1965-
  • 1965-
  • 1965-
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  • McCann, Colum
  • McCann, Colum
  • McCann, Colum
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True
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New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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fiction
Label
Thirteen ways of looking : fiction, Colum McCann
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Thirteen ways of looking -- What time is it now, where you are? -- Sh'khol -- Treaty
Control code
ocn905970102
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780812996722
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015011762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905970102
Label
Thirteen ways of looking : fiction, Colum McCann
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thirteen ways of looking -- What time is it now, where you are? -- Sh'khol -- Treaty
Control code
ocn905970102
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780812996722
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015011762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905970102

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