With unreliable memories and scraps of photographs as his only clues, Conor Lyons follows in the tracks of his father, a rootless photographer, as he moved from war-torn Spain, to the barren plains of Mexico, where he met and married Conor's mother, to the American West, and finally back to Ireland, where the marriage and the story reach their heartrending climax. As the narratives of Conor's quest and his parents' lives twine and untwine, Colum McCann creates in Songdogs a mesmerizing evocation of the gulf between memory and imagination, love and loss, past and present.
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Powerful...wistful and gracefully shadowed....The author has a keen eye and ear; his language is full of sparkling poetry and images....Mr. McCann's hand is strong and sure.
An arresting new voice from out of Ireland, at once deep and dazzling.