A Ulysses for 9/11 For fans of The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen and Underworld by Don Delilo His previous novels; Dancer, Zoli and This Side of Brightness have been international bestsellers. He has been published in 25 countries.
Colum McCann, born in Dublin, Ireland, is the author of five novels and two collections of stories. He has won numerous international literary awards. Zoli, Dancer and This Side of Brightness were international bestsellers and his fiction has been published in over thirty languages. He lives in New York.
'With Phillipe Petit's breathless 1974 tightrope walk between the uncompleted World Trade Centre towers at its axis, Colum McCann offers us a lyrical cycloramic high-low portrait of New York City in its days of burning; Park Avenue matrons, Bronx junkies, Center Street judges, downtown artists and their uptown subway-tagging brethren, street priests, weary cops, wearier hookers, grieving mothers of an Asian war freshly put to bed; a masterful chorus of voices all obliviously connected by the most ephemeral vision; a pin-dot of a man walking on air 110 storeys above their heads' Richard Price A blockbuster, groundbreaking, heartbreaking, symphony of a novel ... No novelist writing of New York has climbed higher, dived deeper' Frank McCourt 'A giant amongst us - fearless, huge-hearted, a poet with every living breathe' Peter Carey 'An audacious and wonderfully skilled writer' Joseph O'Connor