Holding

A Novel
Product Number: EB00699538
Released: Jul 18, 2017
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781501173288
Publisher: Atria Books
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From Graham Norton—the BAFTA-award-winning and hugely popular BBC America television host—comes a charming debut novel set in an idyllic Irish village where a bumbling investigator has to sort through decades of gossip and secrets to solve a mysterious crime. "With its tale of provincial life, gimlet-eyed spinsters, and thwarted loveit feels almost like a Miss Marple mystery written by Colm TOibIn" (New York Times). The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled: Sergeant P.J. Collins hasn't always been this overweight; Brid Riordan, a mother of two, hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. So when human remains—suspected to be those of Tommy Burke, a former lover of both Brid and Evelyn—are discovered on an old farm, the village's dark past begins to unravel. As a frustrated P.J. struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his professional life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regrets. Darkly comic, at times profoundly sad, and "especially inviting because of its tongue-in-cheek wit" (Kirkus Reviews), Holding is a masterful debut. Graham Norton employs his acerbic humor to breathe life into a host of lovable characters, and explore—with searing honesty—the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

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Author(s): Graham Norton
Original Publish Date: Jul 18, 2017

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Author(s): Graham Norton
Narrator(s): Graham Norton
Product Number Z100136619
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508245216

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