June 4, 2013|
Transatlantic by Colum McCann
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A Globe & Mail 100 Selection

“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.

Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 1 in
Published:June 4, 2013
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781554689927

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