This is a book of interrelated stories that revolve around one day in August 1974 in New York City. A tight rope walker manages to string a line between the Twin Towers and walks across while people below are heading to work. All the stories relate to that event in some way.
The author bases this novel on the actual tight rope walk that did take place in 1974 as the Twin Towers were being completed. I found this book to be a little slow at times. There were some chapters and characters I was not altogether interested in but in the end, I found that I liked the way the author wrapped it all together and filled in the missing pieces.