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Apeirogon

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Booker Prize-longlisted, New York Times-bestselling author Colum McCann is the winner of the Nati... Read More

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Booker Prize-longlisted, New York Times-bestselling author Colum McCann is the winner of the National Book Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Apeirogon is his most ambitious novel to date and is set to be a major publishing event in 2020McCann's work has sold over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into 40 languages. He has been awarded a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, election to the Irish arts academy and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China and an Oscar nominationColum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013, and his previous novel, Let the Great World Spin, won the National Book Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a New York Times bestseller. His work has been published in forty languages and has received many international honours, including a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, election to the Irish arts academy and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China and an Oscar nomination. He is the co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organisation, Narrative 4, and he teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College. He was born in Dublin and lives in New York. colummccann.comRami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin live near one another - yet they exist worlds apart. Rami is Israeli. Bassam is Palestinian. Rami's license plate is yellow. Bassam's license plate is green. It takes Rami fifteen minutes to drive to the West Bank. The same journey for Bassam takes an hour and a half. Both men have lost their daughters. Rami's thirteen-year-old girl Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber while out shopping with her friends. Bassam's ten-year-old daughter Abir was shot and killed by a member ofthe border police outside her school. There was a candy bracelet in her pocket she hadn't had time to eat yet. The men become the best of friends. In this epic novel - named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides - Colum McCann crosses centuries and continents, stitching time, art, history, nature and politics into a tapestry of friendship, love, loss and belonging. Musical, muscular, delicate and soaring, it is a book for our times from a writer at the height of his powers.From the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning, Booker Prize-longlisted author of Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic comes the novel of a lifetime: about two men divided by history yet united in griefPRAISE FOR TRANSATLANTIC: A supremely talented writerA writer of power and subtletyA very gifted, charming writer; in full, rhapsodic-onrush mode, he is hard to resistHis vivid, reactive and heartfelt fiction lives and breathes, sighs and weepsQuite simply one of the best ... A novel of true resonance and powerMajesticExpertly constructed, poetically vividFew contemporary writers are better at subtracting the sublime from the base A challenging, beautifully woven novel about the real and imaginedA marvellously engrossing journey, studded with ideas and lyrical treatsBlending fact and fiction with a poet's precision ... There's no doubting the novel's lyrical and emotional powerBeautifully poignantIt is, simply, perfect. McCann's writing is sublime; his images shineA very refined piece of writingThe book I've enjoyed most this year

Product Details

Title: Apeirogon
Author: Colum McCann
SKU: BK0430646
EAN: 9781526625861

About Author

Colum McCann, originally from Dublin, Ireland, is the author of six novels and two collections of stories. His most recent novel, the New York Times bestseller Let the Great World Spin, won the National Book Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and several other major international awards. His fiction has been published in thirty-five languages. He lives in New York. www.colummccann.com

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