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This Side of Brightness

A Novel

This Side of Brightness( )
Author: McCann, Colum
ISBN:978-0-312-42197-7
Publication Date:Jan 2003
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.00
Book Description:

From the author of Songdogs, a magnificent work of imagination and history set in the tunnels of New York City.

In the early years of the century, Nathan Walker leaves his native Georgia for New York City and the most dangerous job in America. A sandhog, he burrows beneath the East River, digging the tunnel that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Above ground, the sandhogs--black, white, Irish, Italian--keep their distance from each other until a...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.61 x 8.35 x 0.85 Inches
Book Weight:0.62 Pounds
Author Biography
Mccann, Colum (Author)
Irish writer Colum McCann was born near Dublin in 1965 and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. degree. He has worked as a newspaper journalist in Ireland and written several short stories and bestselling novels. The short film of Everything in this Country Must was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005.

McCann's work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, The Irish Times, La Repubblica, Die Zeit, Paris Match, the Guardian, and the Independent. He has won numerous awards, such as a Pushcart Prize, the Rooney Prize, the Irish Novel of the Year Award, and the 2002 Ireland Fund of Monaco Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. In 2009 McCann was inducted into the Irish arts association Aosdana. He teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at New York's Hunter College.

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