A “brilliant act of novel-making,” and an “empathy engine” of “marvelous complexity,” wrote a New York Times reviewer of Colum McCann’s recent novel Apeirogon. In the Washington Post, a slightly more reserved Charles Finch praised its “careful ferocity” and “strange nobility,” calling it “a loving, thoughtful, grueling novel.” Apeirogon was also long-listed for the prestigious Man Booker prize, and Steven Spielberg’s production company has already purchased the move rights. Not to be outdone, the Guardian called it “a work of art whose beauty, intelligence, and compassion may go some way to changing things.”
The Passion of Colum McCann
The highly acclaimed Apeirogon, a recent novel about the Israel-Palestinian conflict, has a lot more to say about Jews and Israel than anybody has picked up on—none of it good.