1919. Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight. 1998. Senator George Mitchell criss-crosses the ocean in search of Irish peace. How many more tragedies must there be before an agreement can be reached? 1845. Frederick Douglass, a black American slave, lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine unfurling at his feet.
TransAtlantic intricately weaves together personal stories to explore the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.
"Silkily threading together public events and private feelings, TransAtlantic says no to death with every line." (Emma Donoghue, author of Room)
"A giant among us - fearless, huge-hearted, a poet with every living breath" (Peter Carey on Let the Great World Spin)
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