APEIROGON

APEIROGON

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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 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



  • EAN

    9781526607898

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    480 Pages

  • Poids

    390 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Colum Mccann

  • Naissance : 28-2-1965
  • Age : 56 ans
  • Pays : Irlande
  • Langue : Anglais

Né à Dublin en 1965, Colum McCann est l'auteur de plusieurs romans - dont Le Chant du coyote, Les Saisons de la nuit, Danseur et Zoli - et de deux recueils de nouvelles, La Rivière de l'exil et Ailleurs, en ce pays. Son nouveau roman, Et que le vaste monde poursuive sa course folle, paru aux Éditions Belfond en 2009, a remporté le National Book Award. Transatlantic, son nouveau roman, paraît aux éditions Belfont. Colum McCann vit aujourd'hui à New York.


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