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Inhaltsangabe: A breakthrough novel for one of the most gifted of the current generation of Irish writers. Ostensibly a love story in three generations, THIS SIDE OF BRIGHTNESS is about many other things: about the building - and decline - of America; about the races who live there; about love, hope and despair; but most of all about the survival of the human spirit.
Review: This Side of Brightness weaves historical fact with fictional truth, creating a remarkable tale of death, racism, homelessness--and yes, love--spanning four generations. Two characters dominate Colum McCann's narrative: Treefrog, a homeless man with a dark and shameful secret, and Nathan Walker, a black man who came north in the early years of the century to work as a "sandhog," digging the subway tunnels beneath Manhattan. Tunneling is perhaps the most dangerous occupation a man could have; in the close, dark, and dangerous pits far beneath the city streets, differences such as color or ethnic background cease to matter, and Walker soon becomes friends with his crewmates: two Irishmen and an Italian. Then an explosion in one of the tunnels literally blows Walker and three other men up through the earth and into the East River. Walker survives, but his best friend Con O'Leary is never found. Leary leaves behind a wife and young daughter whom Walker marries many years later.
Walker's tale is told in alternating chapters with Treefrog's, who, before his slide into homelessness, chose a hazardous profession--this one high up in the bright sunlight--as a construction worker building skyscrapers. But madness has brought Treefrog out of the light and back to the tunnels that Walker helped dig as he scrapes out a meager existence among the drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes, and petty criminals that make up the homeless community. But the grimness of McCann's tale is leavened by the beauty of his prose and the intimations all through the book that, even on this side of darkness, redemption is possible.
Titel: This Side of Brightness
Verlag: Phoenix House (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Auflage: First Edition...
Buchbeschreibung W&N, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light foxing to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0006751116
Buchbeschreibung Phoenix House, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP78842237
Buchbeschreibung Phoenix House, 1998. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP23652954
Buchbeschreibung W&N, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Edition: First Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BBI2409370
Buchbeschreibung Phoenix House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2797761613
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2177792
Buchbeschreibung W&N, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. This Side Of Brightness This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9781897580196
Buchbeschreibung W&N 12/01/1998, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6545-9781897580196
Buchbeschreibung Phoenix House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1897580193I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Phoenix House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1897580193I5N00