Just when you thought he couldnвАЩt get any better, he does. Column McCannвАЩs 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 вАШ70s 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 вАЬNew York story,вАЭ 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
¬Ј Judi Clark ¬Ј 3 Comments
Tags: 1970s, Colum McCann, Real Event Fiction, Time Period Fiction ¬Ј Posted in: 2009 Favorites, Facing History, Literary, National Book Award Winner, New York City, y Award Winning Author