Colum McCann

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Zoli (Random House)

The Romani poet, Zoli, is the latest heroine in Colum McCann's ongoing quest to understand the function of art. Gypsy women are not supposed to be taught to read and write. What's more, because Zoli's poetry is thought to betray her people, they exile her. Can an artist, as a rebel, have a home? Further, does art have a home?

Read an excerpt from Zoli.