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Publisher's Synopsis

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2015 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013 SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2013 'It is, simply, perfect' Irish Examiner 'Majestic' Sunday Times 'Quite simply one of the best, most sustained pieces of fiction I've read in some time' Independent ____________________ In 1919 Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen, Alcock and Brown, emerge from the carnage of World War One to pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. In 1845 Frederick Douglass, a black American slave, lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine unfurling at his feet. And in 1998 Senator George Mitchell criss-crosses the ocean in search of an elusive Irish peace. Stitching these stories intricately together, Colum McCann sets out to explore the fine line between what is real and what is imagined, and the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.

Book information

ISBN: 9781408841280
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 226g
Height: 199mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 21mm