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              Apeirogon: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
               

              Apeirogon: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize (Hardback)

              By McCann, Colum

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              Apeirogon: a shape with a countably infinite number of sides. Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin are two men. Rami's license plate is yellow. Bassam's license plate is green. It takes Rami fifteen minutes to drive to the West Bank. The same journey for Bassam, down the same streets, ...takes an hour and a half. Both men are fathers. Both men are fathers of daughters. Both daughters were there, before they were gone. Rami's daughter Smadar was killed by a Palestinian suicide bomb in 1997. Bassem's daughter Abir was born in the same year; and ten years later, she was shot and killed by a member of Israeli border police while standing outside her school. There was a candy bracelet in her pocket that she hadn't had time to eat. Rami and Bassam's lives are completely symmetrical. Rami and Bassam's lives are completely asymmetrical. Rami and Bassam are friends. Unfolding its infinite sides one by one, framing the two men who stand at its heart, the boundlessly exquisite Apeirogon is an exhilarating new form, and confirms Colum McCann as one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. In a kaleidoscopic palimpsest scratched without end over an ancient city, it etches out a timeless question: how do we continue to live after the most precious thing is lost?
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              ISBN 9781526607904
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Zoli
               

              Zoli (Paperback)

              By McCann, Colum

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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 20

              The life of Zoli Novotna begins on the leafy backroads of Slovakia, when she and her grandfather come upon a quiet lake where their family has been drowned by Fascist guards. Zoli and her grandfather flee to join up with another clan of travelling harpists. So begins an epic tale... of song, intimacy and betrayal. Based loosely on the true story of the Gypsy poet Papusza, and set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Zoli is a love story, a tale of loss, and a parable of modern-day Europe.
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              ISBN 9781526617224
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
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              Apeirogon: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize

              Apeirogon: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McCann, Colum

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              Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin live near one another - yet they exist worlds apart. Rami is Israeli. Bassam is Palestinian. Rami's license plate is yellow. Bassam's license plate is green. It takes Rami fifteen minutes to drive to the West Bank. The same journey for Bassam takes ...an hour and a half. Both men have lost their daughters. Rami's thirteen-year-old girl Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber while out shopping with her friends. Bassam's ten-year-old daughter Abir was shot and killed by a member ofthe border police outside her school. There was a candy bracelet in her pocket she hadn't had time to eat yet. The men become the best of friends. In this epic novel - named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides - Colum McCann crosses centuries and continents, stitching time, art, history, nature and politics into a tapestry of friendship, love, loss and belonging. Musical, muscular, delicate and soaring, it is a book for our times from a writer at the height of his powers.
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              ISBN 9781526607911
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
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              This Side of Brightness

              This Side of Brightness (Paperback)

              By McCann, Colum

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              On a winter's day in 1916, deep below the streets of New York, a group of men are working in one of the huge pressurised tunnels that will make up the subway system. Suddenly, a tiny hole appears in the roof of the tunnel and air rushes in, sucking the men up through the bed of t...he Hudson, to be suspended on a plume of water high above the river.
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              ISBN 9781408805916
              Released NZ 24 Aug 2010
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Apeirogon: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
                

              Apeirogon: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize (Paperback)

              By McCann, Colum

              • RRP: $29.50
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              • Pub Date
                11 Feb 21

              A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 'You have to read Apeirogon' Sunday Times 'Nothing like any book you've ever read' MICHAEL CUNNIN...GHAM 'An essential hymn to peace and forgiveness' independent.co.uk The novel of a lifetime about two men and their daughters: divided by conflict, yet united in grief. Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin live near one another - yet they exist worlds apart. Rami is Israeli. Bassam is Palestinian. Rami's license plate is yellow. Bassam's license plate is green. It takes Rami fifteen minutes to drive to the West Bank. The same journey for Bassam takes an hour and a half. Both men have lost their daughters. Rami's thirteen-year-old girl Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber while out shopping with her friends. Bassam's ten-year-old daughter Abir was shot and killed by a member of the border police outside her school. There was a candy bracelet in her pocket she hadn't had time to eat yet. The men become the best of friends. In this epic novel - named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides - Colum McCann crosses centuries and continents, stitching time, art, history, nature and politics into a tapestry of friendship, love, loss and belonging. Musical, muscular, delicate and soaring, Apeirogon is the novel for our times. 'A quite extraordinary novel. Colum McCann has found the form and voice to tell the most complex of stories, with an unexpected friendship between two men at its powerfully beating heart' KAMILA SHAMSIE
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              ISBN 9781526607898
              Released NZ 11 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Zoli
               

              Zoli (Paperback, New edition)

              By McCann, Colum

              A major new novel about a gypsy woman exiled for betraying her people, from the prize-winning author of DANCER

              ISBN 9780753821633
              Released NZ 9 Aug 2007
              Publisher Orion Publishing
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              A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays

              A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Berger, Bruce; Introduction by McCann, Colum

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              A career-spanning collection of Bruce Berger's beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert

              ISBN 9781250251121
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher St Martin's Press
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              Everything in this Country Must
               

              Everything in this Country Must (Paperback)

              By McCann, Colum

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              • Pub Date
                30 Mar 21

              One powerful novella, with two thematically linked short stories on either side of it, forms the basis of Everything in This Country Must. Although these are stories about Ireland and the Troubles, they have an almost mythical rather than a political feel. In the title story, fou...r young soldiers help a farmer and his daughter free their horse from a stream in flood, unable to understand that their help will never be anything but an insult. In the novella, Hunger Strike, a young boy and his mother flee to Galway as the boy's uncle succumbs to a hunger strike in a Derry gaol. In Wood, a ten-year-old boy is asked by his mother to make poles for the marching season.
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              ISBN 9781526617255
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
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              Fishing the Sloe-Black River
               

              Fishing the Sloe-Black River (Paperback)

              By McCann, Colum

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              • Pub Date
                30 Mar 21

              An ageing nun is tracked to ground by her sister; a garrulous beautician must lay out the corpse of a loved one. These are eloquent tales of exile and displacement, of characters always in search of a way back home or of a way to leave it. Mischievous, assured and versatile, Colu...m McCann's collection of short stories marks him out as one of our best contemporary writers.
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              ISBN 9781526617286
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
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              Everything In This Country Must

              Everything In This Country Must (Paperback, New edition)

              By McCann, Colum

              One powerful long story, with two thematically linked short stories on either side of it, forms the basis of this book. These are stories about Ireland and the Troubles, but the stories have an almost mythical rather than political feel about them.

              ISBN 9780753811207
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2001
              Publisher Orion Publishing
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