Apeirogon : Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize-9781526607898

Apeirogon : Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize

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Author(s): McCann, Colum,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 25/02/2021,
Pagination: 480 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781526607898

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The novel of a lifetime about two men and their daughters: divided by conflict, yet united in grief. Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin live near one another - yet they exist worlds apart.

Rami is Israeli. Bassam is Palestinian. Rami's license plate is yellow. Bassam's license plate is green. It takes Rami fifteen minutes to drive to the West Bank. The same journey for Bassam takes an hour and a half.

Both men have lost their daughters. Rami's thirteen-year-old girl Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber while out shopping with her friends. Bassam's ten-year-old daughter Abir was shot and killed by a member of the border police outside her school.

There was a candy bracelet in her pocket she hadn't had time to eat yet. The men become the best of friends. In this epic novel - named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides - Colum McCann crosses centuries and continents, stitching time, art, history, nature and politics into a tapestry of friendship, love, loss and belonging.

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIX MEDICIS AND THE PRIX FEMINA.

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

A BBC BOOK OF 2020.

CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, i PAPER, FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, SCOTSMAN, IRISH TIMES, BBC.COM, WATERSTONES.COM.