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, 2009.
Cataloging source
TMJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCann, Colum
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C335
LC item number
L47 2010
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Random House reader's circle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Judges' spouses
  • Teenage mothers
  • Grief
  • Tightrope walking
  • Petit, Philippe
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes a reader's guide
  • Excerpt from "TransAtlantic" by Colum McCann copyright c2013 by Colum McCann (p.379-382)
  • "Philippe Petit walked a tightrope wire between the World Trade Center towers on August 7, 1974" (p. 350)
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
sky238497745
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
382 p.
Isbn
9780812973990
Lccn
bl2009034163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
hn 11/15
System control number
(OCoLC)859401642
Label
Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann
Publication
Note
  • Includes a reader's guide
  • Excerpt from "TransAtlantic" by Colum McCann copyright c2013 by Colum McCann (p.379-382)
  • "Philippe Petit walked a tightrope wire between the World Trade Center towers on August 7, 1974" (p. 350)
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
sky238497745
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
382 p.
Isbn
9780812973990
Lccn
bl2009034163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
hn 11/15
System control number
(OCoLC)859401642

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