(Click for larger image)

McCann, Colum. TRANSATLANTIC. New York City, NY: Random House, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 310 pages. As New/As New.

The author's sixth novel. One of Colum McCann's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Colum McCann's "Transatlantic". "A brilliant tribute to his loamy, lyrical, and complicated Irish homeland, and an ode to the ties that, across time and space, bind Ireland and America". McCann's novel recounts three transatlantic crossings, each a novella within a novel: Frederick Douglas' 1845 visit to Ireland; the 1919 flight of British aviators Alcock and Brown; and former United States Senator George Mitchell's 1998 attempt to mediate peace in Northern Ireland. "Beautifully hypnotic in its movements, from the grand (between two continents, across three centuries) to the most subtle. Silkily threading together public events and private feelings, 'TransAtlantic' says NO to death with every line. Those who can't see the point of historical novels will find their answer here: In all intelligent fiction, the Past has not passed" (Emma Donoghue). An absolute "must-have" title for Colum McCann collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Colum McCann. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Colum McCann was one of the star attractions of the 2013 Printers Row Book Fair Chicago: Together with rock-music legend Sting, fellow writer Luis Alberto Urrea, and Chicago writer Charles Wilson, McCann formally launched Narrative4, a story-sharing project for young people that he and Urrea co-founded, which now encompasses the whole world (in true Colum McCann fashion). This comes with a pristine copy of the Book Fair's Souvenir Program. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award in 2009 for "Let The Great World Spin". One of the most brilliant writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COLUM MCCANN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400069599. $70.00

This item is available for purchase. This web page was most recently updated on August 06, 2020.