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Let the Great World Spin (2009) [Novel]
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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.

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.

Original title: Let the Great World Spin
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaTwentieth Century

Edition #1: Let the Great World Spin

Let the Great World Spin (2009)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

Let the Great World Spin (June 23, 2009)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781400063734
Pages: 368

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