The Spinning Heart

A Novel

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Publisher Description

BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST
Irish Book of the Decade, Dublin Book Festival
Winner of The Guardian First Book Award
Winner of the Irish Book Award, Newcomer of the Year and Book of the Year
A Library Journal Best Book of the Year

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
February 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Steerforth Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Patrick Thomas Luke ,

Fantastic

An incredible story written in the most captivating way. Can’t recommend enough.

jscann ,

Silly

A novel about the harm done a town by the real estate bust would have made for a great read. Why ruin that real story with a murder and a child-snatching as if the lives the 2008 meltdown ruined weren't story enough?

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