Synopses & Reviews
Moving, inspiring, solemn, and true. This is the story of Philippe Petit, a French trapeze artist who, during the construction of the World Trade Center in 1974, walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers. Yes, the act was illegal and he was arrested; but for a short period--in a time of innocence before 9/11--one man performed exhilarating feats on a wire high above the city as dawn broke, to the delight of passersbys in Lower Manhattan. Mordicai Gerstein's masterful narrative, dramatic paintings and heartfelt reading combine in this remarkable memorial to the towers and to the lives of all the people connected to them.