This Side of Brightness

This Side of Brightness

A Novel

Paperback - 2003
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This Side of Brightness by Colum McCann

At the turn of the century, Nathan Walker comes to New York City to take the most dangerous job in the country. A sandhog, he burrows beneath the East River, digging the tunnel that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. In the bowels of the riverbed, the sandhogs--black, white, Irish, Italian--dig together, the darkness erasing all differences. Above ground, though, the men keep their distance until a spectacular accident welds a bond between Walker and his fellow sandhogs that will both bless and curse three generations.

Publisher: New York : Picador/Henry Holt and Co., [2003]
ISBN: 9780312421977
0312421974
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 21 cm.

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