Title: Let the Great World Spin
Comments: Colum McCann throws us right out there on the streets of the Bronx (1970's) to meet-
a doubting monk, a mother/daughter hooker duo, a tightrope walker, a wife of a judge, an educated black woman from Missouri, a political refugee from Zacapa.
He never lets you pity them, never lets you draw a comfortable line between yourself & his characters; he nestles them right up close and forces you to make eye contact - conversation.
Read it slow - savor all the sights & sounds.
Could he have let us meet the cops, too?