The Resource TransAtlantic : a novel, Colum McCann

TransAtlantic : a novel, Colum McCann

Label
TransAtlantic : a novel
Title
TransAtlantic
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colum McCann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Newfoundland, 1919. Two aviators, Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown, set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War. 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, despite the fact that, as famine ravages the countryside, the poor suffer from hardships that are astonishing even to an American slave. New York, 1998. Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, where it has fallen to him, the son of an Irish-American father and a Lebanese mother, to shepherd Northern Ireland's notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion. These three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, the novel follows her daughter and granddaughter, Emily and Lottie, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on. From the loughs of Ireland to the flatlands of Missouri and the windswept coast of Newfoundland, their journeys mirror the progress and shape of history. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory
Summary
Spanning 150 years and two continents, this literary family saga from National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann ties Frederick Douglass' 1845 journey to Ireland with the first trans-Atlantic flight made in 1919 by two British aviators and the work of U.S. Senator George Mitchell on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. These great men and the events they're connected to are also linked to a servant girl named Lily, who in 1846 leaves Dublin for New York, and her descendants. Transatlantic is a complex meditation on time, memory, freedom, and war. - Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10181754
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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True
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  • Transatlantic voyages
  • Transatlantic voyages
Target audience
adult
Label
TransAtlantic : 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
ocn822028586
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781400069590
Lccn
2012043294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)822028586
Label
TransAtlantic : 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
ocn822028586
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781400069590
Lccn
2012043294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)822028586

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