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The Resource Let the great world spin, Colum McCann

Let the great world spin, Colum McCann

Label
Let the great world spin
Title
Let the great world spin
Statement of responsibility
Colum McCann
Creator
Author
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
Awards note
Winner of the National Book Award.
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCann, Colum
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petit, Philippe
  • Immigrants
  • Irish
  • Judges' spouses
  • Grief
  • Teenage mothers
  • Tightrope walking
  • Nineteen seventies
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Let the great world spin, Colum McCann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book One -- All Respects to Heaven, I Like It Here -- Miro, Miro, on the Wall -- A Fear of Love -- Let the Great World Spin Forever Down -- Book Two -- Tag -- Etherwest -- This is the House That Horse Built -- The Ringing Grooves of Change -- Book Three -- Part of the Parts -- Centavos -- All Hail and Hallelujah -- Book Four -- Roaring Seaward, and I Go
Control code
000045572422
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
349 p.
Isbn
9781408810927
Lccn
2008046963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)551419720
Label
Let the great world spin, Colum McCann
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book One -- All Respects to Heaven, I Like It Here -- Miro, Miro, on the Wall -- A Fear of Love -- Let the Great World Spin Forever Down -- Book Two -- Tag -- Etherwest -- This is the House That Horse Built -- The Ringing Grooves of Change -- Book Three -- Part of the Parts -- Centavos -- All Hail and Hallelujah -- Book Four -- Roaring Seaward, and I Go
Control code
000045572422
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
349 p.
Isbn
9781408810927
Lccn
2008046963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)551419720

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