Let the Great World Spin
A NovelBook - 2009
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Let the Great World Spin, won the 2009 National Book Award. A dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.
Corrigan, a radical young Irish monk, struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bro... Read More »
Using Philippe Petit's tightrope walk between the Twin Towers as a backdrop, the novel follows several fascinating lives as they ultimately intersect in New York City.
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A row of smokers stood out in front of Metropolitan Hospital on Ninety-eighth and First Avenue. Each looked like his last cigarette, ashen and ready to fall. Through the swinging doors, the receiving room was full to capacity. Another cloud of smoke inside. Patches of blood on the floor. Junkies strung out along the benches. It was the type of hospital that looked like it needed a hospital.
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