This is a book that tells its story through multiple perspectives. I picked it up because the idea of a story revolving around the man who walked on a tightrope between the rooftops of the Twin Towers was too poetic and full of potential to pass up. What I found was slightly surprising, because the book spans more than just that story, including several witnesses to the event but some who didn't see the man at all.
This is, I would argue, the story of a city and its intricacies, its teeming population, and its unknown connections. I actually read this right after a trip to NYC myself, so I found myself in love with the City even more than I was before I picked it up. NYC takes on a certain glowing persona that unites very different people in the strangest ways.