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Thirteen Ways of Looking
Author: Colum McCann

ISBN: 9781408869840
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21 October 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.0
From the National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, comes a novella and four stories of immediate power and grace.

It is a cold day in January, and J. Mendelssohn wakes in his Upper East Side apartment. He is old and frail, entirely reliant on the help of his paid carer Sally. The day begins slowly as he waits for the heating to come on, the clacking of the pipes stirring memories of his late wife Eileen and his distinguished career as a judge. Later he will leave the house with Sally, and she will drop him off at his favourite Italian restaurant where he will eat with his son Elliot - or rather, Mendelssohn eats, as Elliot fields aggressive business calls. When Eliot departs mid-meal, Mendelssohn continues eating alone as snow falls heavily outside; when Mendelssohn finally leaves, the flakes bite at his face and the tip of his walking stick crunches on the soft white carpet. Moments later he is brutally, and fatally, attacked.

The detectives working on the case search through the footage ...

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