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Apeirogon by Colum McCann



ISBN: 9781526607904 Category: Tags: , ,


A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC BOOK OF 2020 CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR 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 ‘What a marvel of a book! Wise complex and timely. A magnificent achievement’ GRAHAM NORTON Nothing like any book you’ve ever read’ MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM ‘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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Weight 844 g
Dimensions 234 × 153 mm


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