TransAtlantic (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 24/04/2014
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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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408841280
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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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 ... A novel of true resonance and power * Independent *
His vivid, reactive and heartfelt fiction lives and breathes, sighs and weeps -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *
Beautifully hypnotic ... Those who can't see the point of historical novels will find their answer here -- Emma Donoghue, author of Room
A very gifted, charming writer; in full, rhapsodic-onrush mode, he is hard to resist * Guardian *
Beautifully poignant -- Andrew Marr * Mail on Sunday *

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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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