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Let the great world spin : a novel /

A rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. A radical young Irish monk struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gathers in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died...

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Main Author: McCann, Colum, 1965-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Random House, 2010
Edition: Random House trade pbk. ed.
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