Let the great world spin: a novel

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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.
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subject_facetGrief -- Fiction
Immigrants -- Fiction
Irish -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Judges' spouses -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Nineteen seventies -- Fiction
Petit, Philippe, -- 1949- -- Fiction
Teenage mothers -- Fiction
Tightrope walking -- Fiction
title_displayLet the great world spin : a novel
title_fullLet the Great World Spin A Novel
Let the great world spin : a novel / Colum McCann
title_shortLet the great world spin
title_suba novel
topic_facetFiction
Grief
Immigrants
Irish
Judges' spouses
Literature
Nineteen seventies
Petit, Philippe
Teenage mothers
Tightrope walking