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In August, 1974, a man is twirling and striding one hundred and ten stories up in the air between the Twin Towers in New York City. Stories below him, safe on the ground, eight strangers lives are spinning towards each other: Corrigan, an Irish monk in the Bronx with prostitutes; Claire, an Upper East Side housewife devastated by the death of her son in Vietnam; Solomon (Claire's husband), a stern judge in a downtown court dealing with petty criminals; Lara, a drug addicted young artist in a an unsuccessful marriage; Fernando, a teenage photographer capturing underground graffiti; Gloria, proud and strong after years of hardship; Tillie, a hooker who has dreamt of having a better life; and Jazzlyn, Gloria's reckless daughter. This book is set at the birth of the internet, political and social change, a time that strongly resembles our own today. A beautiful story that weaves love,duty, humanity and loss together as it does the lives of eight strangers. A story that revels in the small beauties of everyday life, a masterpiece painted on the canvas of the world.
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