This is Happiness

Author(s): Niall Williams
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: CP0622
Released: Mar 16, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980078272
Narrator/s: Dermot Crowley
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Change is coming to Faha, a small Irish parish unaltered in a thousand years. For one thing, the rain is stopping. Nobody remembers when it started; rain on the western seaboard is a condition of living. But now—just as Father Coffey proclaims the coming of the electricity—the rain clouds are lifting. Seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe is idling in the unexpected sunshine when Christy makes his first entrance into Faha, bringing secrets for which he needs to atone. Though he can’t explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed. As the people of Faha anticipate the endlessly procrastinated advent of the electricity, and Noel navigates his own coming-of-age and his fallings in and out of love, Christy’s past gradually comes to light, casting a glow on a small world and making it new. Harking back to a simpler time, This Is Happiness is a tender portrait of a community—its idiosyncrasies and traditions, its paradoxes and kindnesses, its failures and triumphs—and a coming-of-age tale like no other. Luminous and lyrical, yet anchored by roots running deep into the earthy and everyday, it is about the power of stories: their invisible currents that run through all we do, writing and rewriting us, and the transforming light that they throw onto our world.


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This is Happiness
Product Number: BX00282588
Product Number:CP0622
Product Number:Z16559

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Author(s): Niall Williams
Narrator(s): Dermot Crowley
Product Number Z16559
Released: Mar 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
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Author(s): Niall Williams
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Released: Dec 03, 2019
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