Songdogs

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Songdogs

By Colum McCann; JR. Char McCann; Jr. Char McCann

Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312147419, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 1996

Description
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, Colum McCann creates in "Songdogs" a mesmerizing evocation of the gulf between memory and imagination, love and loss, past and present.


About the Author
COLUM MCCANN is the internationally bestselling author of six novels, including the National Book Awardwinning Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, as well as two critically acclaimed story collections. His fiction has been published in thirty-five languages. He lives in New York City with his wife and their three chidren.

Kate McCann and Gerry McCann established Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned in 2007, to enable them to continue the search for their daughter, who was abducted in Portugal on May 3, 2007. As there is now no law-enforcement agency in the world actively looking for Madeleine, the fund enables a small team of very committed and experienced people to investigate Madeleine's disappearance. It also runs awareness campaigns in several countries, to ensure the public know that Madeleine is still missing, and to encourage them to remain vigilant. There is no evidence to suggest that Madeleine has been harmed and it is therefore vital to keep looking for her and those who took her. It is for this reason that all royalties earned from the sales of this book will be donated to Madeleine's Fund. The directors of the company are Michael Linnett, Edward Smethurst, Jon Corner, Kate and Gerry McCann, and Kate's uncle, Brian Kennedy. Once Madeleine has been found the fund will be used to assist



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