By Colum McCann
About the book: "This novel, with its web of disparate but connected characters—including a God-battered Irish monk, a swashbuckling prostitute, an artist with a guilty secret, a mother grieving her war dead—is an act of pure bravado..." Read more
Winning a Man Booker Prize will get you noticed by O reader Eliana L., who was blown away by McCann's 2009 novel (included in last year's summer reading list). "The pure raw emotion and humanity McCann evokes from his characters is amazing," she says. "They are so rich and complete. Some nights I was moved to laugh; others I was moved to cry. Anyone who reads this book will not be disappointed."
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