Colum McCann presents an epic and engrossing story of slavery, poverty, struggle and survival that keeps asking: how does the past shape the future?

Spanning the onset of the Irish potato famine in 1845, the American Civil War and the more recent troubles in Northern Ireland, Transatlantic tells the story of four generations of women. Intricately crafted, poetic and deeply affecting, it weaves together personal stories to explore the fine line between what is real and what is imagined, and the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.

The Man Booker Prize 2013
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Colum McCann

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Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. His novel TransAtlantic was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2013.
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