Beach Reads: Let The Great World Spin


New York City, August 1974, the people of lower Manhattan stand quiet, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers.  A mysterious tightrope walker is running and dancing between the towers.  Philippe Petit’s daring stunt sets the stage for McCann’s many characters, a seemingly disparate group of ordinary people who’s lives eventually intertwine in this powerful allegory of hope, beauty, and the “artistic crime of the century”.


By Colum McCann
Psychological Fiction
Publication Date: June 23, 2009