This Side of Brightness (Paperback)

Colum McCann

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Nathan Walker comes to New York City to take the most dangerous job in the country: digging the tunnel far beneath the Hudson that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. In the bowels of the riverbed, the workers - black, white, Irish and Italian - dig together, the darkness erasing all differences. But above ground, the men keep their distance until a dramatic accident on a bitter winter's day welds a bond between Walker and his fellow workers that will both bless and curse three generations. Almost ninety years later, Treefrog stumbles on the same tunnels and sets about creating a home amongst the drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes and petty criminals that comprise the forgotten homeless community.


Product Details

  • Product code: ACHQC
  • ISBN: 9781408805916
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Mon Jul 19 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 7

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