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From the National Book Awardwinning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin comes an epic novel rooted in the real-life friendship between two men united by loss. Colum McCanns most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon --named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides--is a tour de force concerning friendship, love, loss, and belonging. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on, to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar, each attend, to the checkpoints, both physical and emotional, they must negotiate. Their worlds shift irreparably after ten-year-old Abir is killed by a rubber bullet and thirteen-year-old Smadar becomes the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn of each others stories, they recognize the loss that connects them and they attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace. McCann crafts Apeirogon out of a universe of fictional and nonfictional material. He crosses centuries and continents, stitching together time, art, history, nature, and politics in a tale both heartbreaking and hopeful. Musical, cinematic, muscular, delicate, and soaring, Apeirogon is a novel for our time.



Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780593134511

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    463 Pages

  • Poids

    620 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Colum Mccann

  • Naissance : 28-2-1965
  • Age : 57 ans
  • Pays : Irlande
  • Langue : Anglais

Né à Dublin en 1965, Colum McCann est l'auteur de plusieurs romans - dont Le Chant du coyote, Les Saisons de la nuit, Danseur et Zoli - et de deux recueils de nouvelles, La Rivière de l'exil et Ailleurs, en ce pays. Son nouveau roman, Et que le vaste monde poursuive sa course folle, paru aux Éditions Belfond en 2009, a remporté le National Book Award. Transatlantic, son nouveau roman, paraît aux éditions Belfont. Colum McCann vit aujourd'hui à New York.

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