Title Profile & Character Information

Let the Great World Spin

Annotation
August 1974, New York. A tightrope walker balances between the Twin Towers, an Irish monk survives the Bronx, mothers who lost sons in Vietnam aim for understanding, and more. With a six-city tour.

Awards
2009  National Book Awards
2010  American Library Association Notable Books
2010  Ambassador Book Awards
2009  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2011  International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Characters
NamePetit, Philippe
GenderMale
OccupationPerformance artist

NameCorrigan, John
GenderMale
OccupationPriest
TraitIrish

NameTillie
GenderFemale
OccupationProstitute
TraitsMother
Grandmother

GenreFiction
TopicsPerformance artists
New York society
Judges
Trials
Larceny
Prostitutes
Automobile accidents
Priests
Hit-and-run deaths
Guilt
Grief
SettingNew York