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A L S O B Y C O L U M M CC A N N
Everything in This Country Must
This Side of Brightness
Fishing the Sloe-Black River
L E T T H E G R E AT W O R L D S P I N
let the great
C O L U M M c C A N N
R A N D O M H O U S E
N E W Y O R K
Let the Great World Spin is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all
characters with the exception of some well-known historical and public figures, are
products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real. Where reallife
historical or public figures appear, the situations, incidents, and dialogues concerning
those persons are entirely fictional and are not intended to depict actual
events or to change the entirely fictional nature of the work. In all other respects, any
resemblance to persons living or dead is entirely coincidental.
Copyright © 2009 by Colum McCann
All rights reserved.
Published in the United States by Random House,
an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group,
a division of Random House, Inc., New York.
Random House and colophon are registered
trademarks of Random House, Inc.
library of congress cataloging-in-publication data
Let the great world spin : a novel / ColumMcCann.
1. Immigrants-Fiction. 2. Irish-New York (State)-New York-Fiction. 3. Judges'
spouses-Fiction. 4. Grief-Fiction. 5. Teenage mothers-Fiction. 6. Petit, Philippe,
1949- -Fiction. 7. Tightrope walking-Fiction. 8. New York (N.Y.)-Fiction.