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Let the Great World Spin
Let the Great World Spin Colum McCann
by Colum McCann

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New York, NY: Random House (2009)

Paperback. Signed.

The dazzling National Book Award winner from internationally bestselling author Colum McCann—his most ambitious novel to date, now in paperback.

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 stunning portrait of a city and its people, connected in ways they don’t yet even know. Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence—awakening in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal.

COLUM MCCANN is the author of the novels Zoli, Dancer, This Side of Brightness, and Songdogs, as well as two story collections. He has been a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was the inaugural winner of the Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award. A contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review, he teaches in the Hunter College MFA Creative Writing Program.

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