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Top 40 Book Club : 2011
10 11 Early one morning as the Twin Towers near completion, New Yorkers wake to the sight of a man walking a tightrope stretched between the two buildings. Inspiring feelings of disbelief, awe and joy, McCann sets the tone for exploring the lives of many characters on that day in 1974. The novel is an examination of the era they live in, the politics, technology and racial tensions. Their lives embrace hope and despair in equal measure on a day where change becomes inevitable; change that leaves their lives perfectly intertwined. ‘ . .. their lives embrace hope and despair in equal measure on a day where change becomes inevitable... lET ThE grEaT world spin // colum Mccann // Book cluB reads Top