The Spinning Heart

Author(s): Donal Ryan
Awards:2013-Fiction-Longlist-Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Feb 25, 2014
Product Number: EB00183005
Released: Feb 25, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781586422257
Publisher: Steerforth
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An "affecting" portrait of a working-class community in contemporary rural Ireland that is "reminiscent of William Faulker's As I Lay Dying" (The New York Times Book Review) In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds. The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Technically daring and evocative of Patrick McCabe and J.M. Synge, this novel of small-town life is witty, dark and sweetly poignant. Donal Ryan's brilliantly realized debut announces a stunning new voice in fiction.

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