Apeirogon is a New York Times bestselling book that was longlisted for the Booker Prize, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, and was named one of the best books of the year by The Independent, The New York Public Library, and Library Journal.
This extraordinary novel is the fruit of a seed planted when the novelist Colum McCann met the real Bassam and Rami on a trip with the non-profit organization Narrative 4. McCann was moved by their willingness to share their stories with the world, by their hope that if they could see themselves in one another, perhaps others could too.
CMEP supporters may recognize the main characters in this novel as the founders of The Parents Circle - Families Forum. With their blessing, and unprecedented access to their families, lives, and personal recollections, McCann began to craft Apeirogon, which uses their real-life stories to begin another—one that crosses centuries and continents, stitching together time, art, history, nature, and politics in a tale both heartbreaking and hopeful. The result is an ambitious novel, crafted out of a universe of fictional and nonfictional material, with these fathers’ moving story at its heart.