TransAtlantic (Hardback)
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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 23/05/2013
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1919. Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen, Alcock and Brown, emerge from the carnage of the First World War to pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. Among the letters being carried on the aircraft is one which will not be opened for almost a hundred years. 1998. Senator George Mitchell criss-crosses the ocean in search of an elusive Irish peace. How many more bereaved mothers and grandmothers must he meet before an agreement can be reached? 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. On his travels he inspires a young maid to go to New York to embrace a free world, but the land does not always fulfill its promises for her. From the violent battlefields of the Civil War to the ice lakes of northern Missouri, it is her youngest daughter Emily who eventually finds her way back to Ireland. Can we pass from the new world to the old? How does the past shape the future? In TransAtlantic, National Book Award-winning Colum McCann has achieved an outstanding act of literary bravura. Intricately crafted, poetic and deeply affecting it weaves together personal stories to explore the fine line between what is real and what is imagined, and the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9781408829370
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 608 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“Wonderful tale told wonderfully!”

Simply the best of this year's exceptional Man Booker Long List of the 10 that I have read thus far. The style and communicativeness of McCann's Transatlantic is sumptuous and enchanting; and the story is... More

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4th September 2013
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