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Read online Let the Great World Spin.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Let the Great World Spin 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 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 b Let the Great World Spin b is the critically acclaimed author s most ambitious novel yet a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain loveliness mystery and promise of New York City in the s .

Corrigan 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 gather 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 Tillie a thirty eight year old grandmother turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth .

Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives McCann s powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city s people unexpectedly drawn together by hope beauty and the artistic crime of the century A sweeping and radical social novel b Let the Great World Spin b captures the spirit of America in a time of transition extraordinary promise and in hindsight heartbreaking innocence Hailed as a fiercely original talent San Francisco Chronicle award winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve confront and even heal by Colum McCann

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Let the Great World Spin
Title:Let the Great World Spin
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ISBN:1400063736
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Number of Pages:351
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, New york, Book club
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A unique love story a tale of loss a parable of Europe this haunting novel is an examination of intimacy and betrayal in a community rarely captured so vibrantly in contemporary literature br br Zoli Novotna a young woman raised in the traveling Gypsy tradition is a poet by accident as much as desire As s fascism spreads over Czechoslovakia Zoli and her grandfather flee to join a clan of fellow Romani harpists Sharpened by the world of books which is often frowned upon in the Romani tradition Zoli becomes the poster girl for a brave new world As she shapes the ancient songs to her times she finds her gift embraced by the Gypsy people and savored by a young English expatriate Stephen Swann br br But Zoli soon finds that when she falls she cannot fall halfway neither in love nor in politics While Zoli s fame and poetic skills deepen the ruling Communists begin to use her for their own favor Cast out from her family Zoli abandons her past to journey to the West in a novel that spans the th century and travels the breadth of Europe br br Colum McCann acclaimed author of i Dancer i and i This Side of Brightness i has created a sensuous novel about exile belonging and survival based loosely on the true story of the Romani poet Papsuza It spans the twentieth century and travels the breadth of Europe In the tradition of Steinbeck Coetzee and Ondaatje McCann finds the art inherent in social and political history while vividly depicting how far one gifted woman must journey to find where she belongs, These stories aren t pretty and they aren t for the faint of heart They are realistic haunting and shocking And they are all unforgettable Television reports movies newspapers and blogs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have offered images of the fighting there But this collection offers voices powerful voices telling the kind of truth that only fiction can offer br br What makes the collection so remarkable is that all of these stories are written by those who were there or waited for them at home The anthology which features a Foreword by National Book Award winner Colum McCann includes the best voices of the our wars generation Brian Turner whose poem Hurt Locker was the movie s inspiration Colby Buzzell whose book i My War i resonates with countless veterans Siobhan Fallon whose book i You Know When the Men Are Gone i echoes the joy and pain of the spouses left behind Matt Gallagher whose book i Kaboom i captures the hilarity and horror of the modern military experience and nine others br, div In his fourth book Colum McCann turns to the troubles in Northern Ireland and reveals the reverberations of political tragedy in the most intimate lives of men and women parents and children In the title story a teenage girl must choose between allegiance to her Catholic father and gratitude to the British soldiers who have saved the family s horse The young hero of i Hunger Strike i a novella tries to replicate the experience of his uncle an IRA prisoner on hunger strike And in i Wood i a small boy does his part for the Protestant marches concealing his involvement from his blind father br div, At the turn of the century Nathan Walker comes to New York City to take the most dangerous job in the country A sandhog he burrows beneath the East River digging the tunnel that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan In the bowels of the riverbed the sandhogs black white Irish Italian dig together the darkness erasing all differences Above ground though the men keep their distance until a spectacular accident welds a bond between Walker and his fellow sandhogs that will both bless and curse three generations