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The Resource Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann, (electronic resource)

Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann, (electronic resource)

Label
Let the great world spin : a novel
Title
Let the great world spin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colum McCann
Creator
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 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. 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 description
Summary
In a tale set in Manhattan of 1974, a radical young Irish monk struggles with personal demons while making his home among Bronx prostitutes, a group of mothers is separated by personal differences in spite of shared grief over their lost Vietnam soldier sons, and a young grandmother attempts to prove her worth by soliciting men at the side of her teenage daughter.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2011.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
305993
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=01D9C580-A30A-4FCF-9509-776A376D74D8
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • B002BWQ6H6 (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn430322264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (349 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588368737
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
01D9C580-A30A-4FCF-9509-776A376D74D8
System control number
(OCoLC)430322264
Label
Let the great world spin : a novel, Colum McCann, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=01D9C580-A30A-4FCF-9509-776A376D74D8
Publication
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • B002BWQ6H6 (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn430322264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (349 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588368737
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
01D9C580-A30A-4FCF-9509-776A376D74D8
System control number
(OCoLC)430322264

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