Songdogs

A Novel

Colum McCann

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With unreliable memories and scraps of photographs as his only clues, Conor Lyons follows in the tracks of his father, a rootless photographer, as he moved from war-torn Spain, to the barren plains of Mexico, where he met and married Conor's mother, to the American West, and finally back to Ireland, where the marriage and the story reach their heartrending climax. As the narratives of Conor's quest and his parents' lives twine and untwine, Collum McCann creates a mesmerizing evocation of the gulf between memory and imagination, love and loss, past and present.

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Praise for Songdogs

"Powerful . . . wistful and gracefully shadowed . . . The author has a keen eye and ear; his language is full of sparkling poetry and images."-- Scott Veale, The New York Times Book Review

"Positively vibrates . . . consistently engaging . . . remarkably beautiful."--Peggy O'Brien, The Boston Sunday Globe

"McCann . . . has unusual control over his material . . . McCann's take on the New World is fresh and often amusing, but what we remember most is the poignancy."--Michael Harris, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"An arresting new voice from out of Ireland, at once deep and dazzling."--Edna O'Brien

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Colum McCann

Colum McCann is the author of  books including This Side of Brightness, Zoli, Songdogs and Let the Great World Spin. He has received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and was named the first winner of the Grace Kelly Memorial Foundation Award and the Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. He lives in New York City.

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Songdogs
A Novel
Colum McCann

e-Book Agency

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Picador
June 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466848665
ISBN10: 1466848669
224 pages
$9.99

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Picador
October 1996
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312147419
ISBN10: 0312147414
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$17.00
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