Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann

The characters in McCann’s National Book Award winning novel are brought together by an actual event, Philippe Petit’s illegal 1974 high wire walk between the World Trade Center twin towers. The plot twists around and doubles back on itself to form a web of relationships among people from the top and bottom of New York City society. Echoes of today’s problems are found a generation ago–wars, the justice system, the beginning of the computer age and how we can have hope to create a better society.

RATING: * * * * Very, very good
Reviewed by: kh

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