Author(s): Colum McCann

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIX FEMINA AND THE PRIX MEDICIS. WINNER OF THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRES ETRANGER. CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2020 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, i PAPER, FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, SCOTSMAN, IRISH TIMES, BBC.COM, WATERSTONES.COM.  'A wondrous book. It left me hopeful; this is its gift' - Elizabeth Strout.  'An empathy engine ... It is, itself, an agent of change' - New York Times Book Review.  'A quite extraordinary novel'- Kamila Shamsie.

How do we continue living once we have lost our reason to live?

Rami and Bassam live in the city of Jerusalem - but exist worlds apart, divided by an age-old conflict. And yet they have one thing in common. Both are fathers; both are fathers of daughters - and both daughters are now lost.

When Rami and Bassam meet, and tell one another the story of their grief, the most unexpected thing of all happens: they become best of friends. And their stories become one story, a story with the power to heal - and the power to change the world.

'The book goes anywhere and everywhere. It is a delirious and thrilling improvisation, a jazz solo spun out of that meeting ... A spectacular structure of stories about everything' - Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times


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Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020

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  • : 9781526607898
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.368
  • : September 2020
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  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : 2103
  • : Paperback
  • : Colum McCann