LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN by Colum McCann

Just when you thought he couldn’t get any better, he does. Column McCann’s latest novel, LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN, is a masterpiece of seemingly disparate stories set together into one beautiful whole. The action takes place in the New York of the ‘70s specifically on one day in 1974 when Philippe Petit made his tightrope walk across the Twin Towers. Even if this is supposed to be a “New York story,” this is not a sprawling saga with detailed descriptions of time and place. Instead McCann makes the city come alive through the voices of a variety of beautifully painted characters whom he breathes into life in the novel.

July 15, 2009 · Judi Clark · 3 Comments
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