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McCann, Colum

ISBN 10: 0805041044 / ISBN 13: 9780805041040
Published by New York: Metropolitan Books, 1995
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First American edition (so stated) with complete number line on copyright page of Colum McCann's first novel and his first book published in the States. This Irish author has gone on to win the National Book Award. Near Fine hardcover in a Near Fine DJ with a bookstore's price sticker(removable) over the publisher's price. SIGNED by McCann on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 1028122

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Title: Songdogs

Publisher: New York: Metropolitan Books

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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For years, Conor Lyons has searched in vain for his mother. Now, at the age of twenty-three, he returns to his native Ireland, to find his dying father fishing obsessively in the polluted waters of a local stream.
Driven to continue his search by tantalizingly incomplete family stories, Conor begins to plumb the mystery of his parents' lives. With unreliable memories and scraps of photographs as his only clues, he follows in the tracks of his father - a rootless photographer - as he moved from war-torn Spain, where he accompanied the Fascists, to the barren plains of Mexico, where he met and married Conor's mother, to the American West, and finally back to Ireland, where the marriage and the story reach their heartrending climax. As the narratives of Conor's quest and his parents' tragedy twine and untwine, Colum McCann creates a mesmerizing evocation of the gulf between memory and imagination, love and loss, past and present.

About the Author:

Colum McCann is the author of books including This Side of Brightness, Zoli, Songdogs and Let the Great World Spin. He has received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and was named the first winner of the Grace Kelly Memorial Foundation Award and the Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. He lives in New York City.

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