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The Resource TransAtlantic : a novel, Colum McCann

TransAtlantic : a novel, Colum McCann

Label
TransAtlantic : a novel
Title
TransAtlantic
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colum McCann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A tale spanning 150 years and two continents reimagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Senator George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women from a matriarchal clan
  • Newfoundland, 1919: Aviators Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Dublin, 1845 and '46: On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause. New York, 1998: Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, to shepherd Northern Ireland's notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory
Summary
Spanning 150 years and two continents, this literary family saga from National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann ties Frederick Douglass' 1845 journey to Ireland with the first trans-Atlantic flight made in 1919 by two British aviators and the work of U.S. Senator George Mitchell on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. These great men and the events they're connected to are also linked to a servant girl named Lily, who in 1846 leaves Dublin for New York, and her descendants. Transatlantic is a complex meditation on time, memory, freedom, and war. - Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10181754
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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McCann, Colum
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C335
LC item number
T73 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Transatlantic voyages
Target audience
adult
Label
TransAtlantic : a novel, Colum McCann
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781400069590
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012043294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)822028586
Label
TransAtlantic : a novel, Colum McCann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781400069590
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012043294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)822028586

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