Book Title: Let the Great World Spin

Details: Author: McCann, Colum

Reading Age: 18 +

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN-13: 9781408801185

Number of pages: 368

Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm

Retail Price: €9.99

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Product Description
In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.
`He is a fearless writer, experimenting with narrative styles, leaping from one story to the next' --Ruth Scurr, Daily Telegraph

`an exceptional performance by a writer whose originality and profound humanity is evident throughout this highly original and wondrous novel.' --Douglas Kennedy, Independent

`This is what a great work of fiction can be. A beautifully written novel, it is an audacious and heart-stopping feat of imagination.' --Liz Calder, Observer

`A wonderful book that puts its author right at the front rank of contemporary novelists'

--Sam Mendes, Observer Books of the Year Review

'Every character...grabs you by the throat and makes you care. McCann's dazzling polyphony walks the high wire and succeeds triumphantly'"