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This widely praised bestseller is the magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains...forever. Through the eyes of young Cormac O'Connor?granted immortality as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan?we watch New York grow from a tiny settlement on the tip of an untamed wilderness to the thriving metropolis of today. And through Cormac's remarkable adventures in both love and war, we come to know all the city's buried secrets?the way it has been shaped by greed, race, and waves of immigration, by the unleashing of enormous human energies, and, above all, by hope.

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"This novel demands that the reader immediately suspend disbelief, but if this summons is heeded the reward will be a superior tale told by Hamill (Snow in August; A Drinking Life) in the cadence of the master storyteller." Publishers Weekly

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"As always, he is perfectly enjoyable to read for his great felicity of style (obviously derived from his years as a journalist) as well as his originality of plot. This absolutely embracing novel is certain to hit the best-seller lists." Brad Hooper, Booklist

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Now in paperback, the dramatic history of New York City through the eyes of an extraordinary man who has lived there for more than two centuries. This is the magical, epic tale of a man and a city whose fates are inextricably linked. Cormac O'Connor arrives in New York City in 1741 and remains... forever. Weaving together the gripping history of America's first metropolis, with Celtic and African mythology, Pete Hamill tells the dramatic story of a man who is both blessed and cursed with the gift of immortality.

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Cormac O'Connor, who arrives in New York City from Ireland in 1741, has been given the gift of immortality--but only on the condition that he never leave the island of Manhattan. Through his eyes, this magical epic follows the city's transformation from a burgeoning settlement to the thriving metropolis of the present day.

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L-Autumn, August 11, 2012 (view all comments by L-Autumn)
Great story first half of the book with delightful, lively characters. Mr. Hamill began with a wonderful idea but lost steam in the last third of novel. The ending was worth the total read.
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Britt Miglietta, January 5, 2011 (view all comments by Britt Miglietta)
I truly enjoyed this creative and ingenious plot that took main character Cormac through centuries of life on the island of Manhattan. It gave me a great insight into New York changing from a fledgling community to heartbeat of the United States.
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ISBN:
9780316735698
Author:
Hamill, Pete
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Revenge
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
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Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
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Literary
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Publication Date:
20031131
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TRADE PAPER
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English
Pages:
640
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8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 1.24 lb

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Product details 640 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316735698 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This novel demands that the reader immediately suspend disbelief, but if this summons is heeded the reward will be a superior tale told by Hamill (Snow in August; A Drinking Life) in the cadence of the master storyteller."
"Review" by , "As always, he is perfectly enjoyable to read for his great felicity of style (obviously derived from his years as a journalist) as well as his originality of plot. This absolutely embracing novel is certain to hit the best-seller lists."
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, the dramatic history of New York City through the eyes of an extraordinary man who has lived there for more than two centuries. This is the magical, epic tale of a man and a city whose fates are inextricably linked. Cormac O'Connor arrives in New York City in 1741 and remains... forever. Weaving together the gripping history of America's first metropolis, with Celtic and African mythology, Pete Hamill tells the dramatic story of a man who is both blessed and cursed with the gift of immortality.
"Synopsis" by , Cormac O'Connor, who arrives in New York City from Ireland in 1741, has been given the gift of immortality--but only on the condition that he never leave the island of Manhattan. Through his eyes, this magical epic follows the city's transformation from a burgeoning settlement to the thriving metropolis of the present day.
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