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Brand new, unread copy of first edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page. Mint condition. N° de ref. de la librería A875
Sinopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE · NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS
In the National Book Award–winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called “an emotional tour de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined.
Newfoundland, 1919. Two aviators—Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown—set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War.
Dublin, 1845 and ’46. On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause—despite the fact that, as famine ravages the countryside, the poor suffer from hardships that are astonishing even to an American slave.
New York, 1998. Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, where it has fallen to him, the son of an Irish-American father and a Lebanese mother, to shepherd Northern Ireland’s notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion.
These three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, the novel follows her daughter and granddaughter, Emily and Lottie, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on. From the loughs of Ireland to the flatlands of Missouri and the windswept coast of Newfoundland, their journeys mirror the progress and shape of history. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory.
The most mature work yet from an incomparable storyteller, TransAtlantic is a profound meditation on identity and history in a wide world that grows somehow smaller and more wondrous with each passing year.
Praise for TransAtlantic
“A dazzlingly talented author’s latest high-wire act . . . Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham, TransAtlantic is Colum McCann’s most penetrating novel yet.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“One of the greatest pleasures of TransAtlantic is how provisional it makes history feel, how intimate, and intensely real. . . . Here is the uncanny thing McCann finds again and again about the miraculous: that it is inseparable from the everyday.”—The Boston Globe
“Ingenious . . . The intricate connections [McCann] has crafted between the stories of his women and our men [seem] written in air, in water, and—given that his subject is the confluence of Irish and American history—in blood.”—Esquire
“Another sweeping, beautifully constructed tapestry of life . . . Reading McCann is a rare joy.”—The Seattle Times
“Entrancing . . . McCann folds his epic meticulously into this relatively slim volume like an accordion; each pleat holds music—elation and sorrow.”—The Denver Post
Review: An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2013: McCann’s stunning sixth novel is a brilliant tribute to his loamy, lyrical and complicated Irish homeland, and an ode to the ties that, across time and space, bind Ireland and America. The book begins with three transatlantic crossings, each a novella within a novel: Frederick Douglas’s 1845 visit to Ireland; the 1919 flight of British aviators Alcock and Brown; and former US senator George Mitchell’s 1998 attempt to mediate peace in Northern Ireland. McCann then loops back to 1863 to launch the saga of the women we’ve briefly met throughout Book One, beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, whose bold escape from her troubled homeland cracks open the world for her daughter and granddaughter. The language is lush, urgent, chiseled and precise; sometimes languid, sometimes kinetic. At times, it reads like poetry, or a dream. Choppy sentences. Two-word declaratives. Arranged into stunning, jagged tableaux. Bleak, yet hopeful. (Describing Lily’s first view of America: “New York appeared like a cough of blood.”) The finale is a melancholy set piece that ties it all together--an unopened letter, “passed from daughter to daughter, and through a succession of lives,” becomes the book’s mysterious token, an emblem of a world grown smaller. McCann reminds us that life is hard, and it is a wonder, and there is hope. --Neal Thompson
Editorial: Random House
Año de publicación: 2013
Condición del libro: New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Random House, U.S.A., 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Collectible; Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good +. 1st Edition. Signed by th author on title page. First printing. Shelving wear to edges, light rubbing to jacket. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 102345
Descripción Random House, New York, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. 2013 As New Book, Fine Unclipped jacket, Signed by the author on the title page *Signature Only, Stated First Edition, First Printing 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 304 clean tight unmarked deckled pages, small reminder dot on bottom pages, book has cream boards with 1/4 white covered spine, gold embossed lettering on the spine. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 005338
Descripción Random House, New York, 2013. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. : Ilustrador. First American Edition. First Printing. Long listed for the the Booker Prize, 2013. Author of DANCER. Signed By Author on Full Title Page. Nº de ref. de la librería 009201
Descripción Random House, New York, 2013. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Unread. Signed by McCann on the title-page. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería b34086
Descripción Random House Inc, NEW YORK, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition/First Printing. Inscribed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 005651
Descripción Random House June 2013, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. Signed by National Book Award Winner Colum McCann at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library on June 10, 2013. A Cappella was the bookseller. Signed By Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 118258
Descripción Random House, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. First printing of first edition with complete number line (9-1). Flat SIGNED by McCann on title page. Unmarked, unclipped, very bright, extremely tight, crisp unread copy in pristine condition. Admits no flaws. Includes signing ticket from event in Seattle on book release tour (6/17/13). Archival mylar covered dust jacket. Carefully bubble wrapped and ships in sturdy box. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 119
Descripción New York: Random House, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition (first printing). As new copy in like dust jacket. Signed by Author on title page. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 007823
Descripción Random House, New York, NY, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. Random House, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition is NEW. Dust jacket is NEW and protected by Mylar cover. First Edition and in pristine condition. Signed by the author on the title page. The story is a profound meditation on identity and history in a fast moving worlk. Would make a great gift, or collectible on an up and coming author. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 000168
Descripción Random House, New York, New York, 2013. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. First Edition, 1st Printing. Fine. Longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 09955