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Let the Great World Spin - A Novel

Colum McCann

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • Colum McCann's beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit's daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author's most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. Corrigan, 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. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann's powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century." A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a "fiercely original talent" (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal. Prais

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • Colum McCann's beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit's daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author's most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. Corrigan, 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. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann's powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century." A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a "fiercely original talent" (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal. Prais
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Genres:

Fiction

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • Colum McCann's beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit's daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author's most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. Corrigan, 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. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann's powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century." A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a "fiercely original talent" (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal. Prais

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

15h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:29


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:36


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:40


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:58


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:50


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:30


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:14


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:26


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:42


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:49


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:27


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:32


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:44


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:48


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

09:39


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:27


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:00


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:30


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:51


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

09:55


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:49


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:14


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:54


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:41


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

09:53


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:43


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:43


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:56


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

09:12


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:20


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:51


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:11


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

09:09


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:38


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:45


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:12


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:41


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:09


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

01:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:36


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:34


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

02:13


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:35


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:55


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:12


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

01:05


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:56


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:07


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:14


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:33


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:06


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:34


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:45


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:07


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:52


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

00:24