Zoli

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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
347
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.77 X 7.94 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812973983
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About the Author

Colum McCann is the internationally bestselling author of the novels TransAtlantic, Let the Great World Spin, Zoli, Dancer, This Side of Brightness, and Songdogs, as well as three critically acclaimed story collections. His fiction has been published in thirty-five languages. He has received many honors, including the National Book Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres award from the French government, and the Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award in Memory of Princess Grace. He has been named one of Esquire's "Best and Brightest," and his short film Everything in This Country Must was nominated for an Oscar in 2005. A contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review, he teaches in the Hunter College MFA Creative Writing program. He lives in New York City with his wife and their three children, and he is the cofounder of the global nonprofit story exchange organization Narrative 4.

Reviews

"Very powerful . . . rich in vivid detail . . . the prose is just plain gorgeous. . . . McCann allows us to enter a world few of us know anything about."--San Francisco Chronicle

"[A] beautifully written [novel] loosely based on the life of the Polish Gypsy poet 'Papusza, ' who lived throughout most of the twentieth century. . . . Beautifully conceived, wonderfully told, the story is proof of an indomitable spirit. The elusive character of Zoli, the brilliang artist, is unforgettable."--The Washington Post Book World

"McCann is a writer of large and driving vision. . . . [Zoli] contains passages of stunning lyricism and sharp ironic force."--The New York Times

"Rich and sensuous . . . McCann's research and lustrous prose bring Zoli vibrantly alive."--Entertainment Weekly

"Astonishing . . . carefully crafted and subtle portrait of one woman's rich and troubled relationship with her people, and with her own Gypsy heart."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Soaring and stumbling over decades of midcentury Eastern Europe, Zoli is a riveting novel."--Gail Caldwell, Boston Sunday Globe

"McCann affirms with Zoli, his fourth novel, that he is a writer with a method and a mission . . . The Roma hardships under the Nazis, their hopes and cruel disillusion under Communism, are grittily conveyed in scenes well researched and often gripping."--Los Angeles Times