It's a cold day in January when former New York Supreme Court Justice Peter J. Mendelssohn wakes in his Upper East Side apartment. As he thinks back over his life, his ordinary movements are tracked by a series of surveillance cameras, until he is brutally attacked in the street for no apparent reason. Told from a multitude of perspectives, Thirteen Ways of Looking is a ground-breaking novella of true resonance. Accompanied by three powerful stories, it is a tribute to humanity's search for meaning and grace, from a writer at the height of his form.
Colum McCann, originally from Dublin, Ireland, is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, was longlisted for the Man Booker 2013, and his previous novel, Let the Great World Spin, won the National Book Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a New York Times bestseller. His fiction has been published in thirty-five languages. He lives in New York. colummccann.com