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Hardcover | June 4, 2013

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“One story is all stories,” says Colum McCann, author of the award-winning Let the Great World Spin

In his remarkable new novel, Colum McCann masterfully reaches across the centuries to braid together three unforgettable stories. In 1845, Frederick Douglass, a black American slave, lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine unfurling around him. In 1919, two brave young airmen emerge from the carnage of World War I to pilot the first transatlantic flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to the west of Ireland. And in 1998 an American senator criss-crosses the ocean in search of a lasting peace in Ireland.

Taking these stories as his point of departure, Colum McCann weaves together the lives of Douglass, Alcock and Brown and Senator George Mitchell in a tapestry that is both ambitious and unforgettable.

COLUM McCANN , originally from Dublin, is the author of five novels and two collections of stories. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Pushcart Prize, the Rooney Prize, the Hennessy Award for Irish Literature and the Hughes & Hughes Novel of the Year. His short film Everything in This Country Must was nominated for ...
Title:TransatlanticFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554689929

ISBN - 13:9781554689927

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Editorial Reviews

"This novel is beautifully hypnotic in its movements, from the grand (between two continents, across three centuries) to the most subtle.Silkily threading together public events and private feelings, Transatlanticsays no to death with every line.Those who can't see the point of historical novels will find their answer here: in all intelligent fiction, the past has not passed."
- Emma Donoghue, author of and ()