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Colum McCann “TransAtlantic” @ Politics and Prose


In TransAtlantic, Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin, weaves a web of stories, times, histories, and fictions between Ireland and America, charting early pilots in a daring oceanic crossing from Newfoundland, the 1840s passage of famine victims to America—and the return of the their descendants to Ireland—as well as political visits by Americans from Frederick Douglass to Senator George Mitchell.