I must preface this review, by saying that I had to read the New York Times book review before I appreciated this book. I don’t like reading other opinions before I read this book, but there was so much information about why McCann wrote this in such short chapters. Once I understood what an apeirogon was, things started to make sense. It is a polygon with an infinate number of sides. It a novel based on the death of two girls in Israel. One is Jewish and one is Muslim. The two fathers became friends and have spent countless hours talking about creating a peaceful world. Voices of many people are heard in this 457-page book. It is not a book to be read quickly, but rather a book to grief the death of innocent people as well as hope that things can change.