Colum McCann’s much praised new novel follows two men, worlds apart who become the best of friends. Rami is Israeli, Bassam Palestinian and both have lost their daughters in the conflict. In this epic novel – named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides – Colum McCann crosses centuries and continents, stitching time, art, history, nature and politics into a tapestry of friendship, love, loss and belonging. Musical, muscular, delicate and soaring, Apeirogon is the novel for our times.
‘Staggering . . . Writing at the top of his game, Colum McCann brings us a book that we sorely need.’ Elizabeth Strout
We welcome back author and journalist Alex Preston to chat to Colum about the book.